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How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Hawks Game 6

Chuck - Red's Army May 10, 2012 Previews, Uncategorized 5 Comments

Tip: 8:00 PM   Court: TD Garden   Watch it: CSN, TNT  Hear it: WEEI

         Referees: Derrick Stafford, Bill Kennedy and Eric Lewis

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The Matchup

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Record: 3-2 Record: 2-3
At home: 2-0 On road: 0-2
Streak: Lost 1 Streak: Won 1
    Leaders  Leaders
Buckets: Pierce (21.8 ppg) Buckets: Joe Johnson (17.2 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (9.8 rpg) Boards: Josh Smith (14.8 rpg)
Dimes: Rondo (12.8 apg) Dimes: Smith (5.0 apg)
For the Stat Geeks: For the Stat Geeks: 
Offensive Rating: 96.7 (11th in playoffs) Offensive Rating: 91.2 (16th in playoffs)
Defensive Rating: 91.2 (1st) Defensive Rating: 96.7 (7th)
Pace: 88.7 (T- 9th) Pace: 88.7 (T- 9th)

Last time

The Hawks edged the Celtics 87-86 on their home court to stay alive in the series. The Celtics lead the series 3-2 and 85.7 percent (209-35) of teams with a 3-2 advantage advance.

This time

Get it to: Kevin Garnett

Rajon Rondo remains the engine of this train, but the Celtics need to get Garnett more shots. He took just 12 in Game 5. Even the Hawks bloggers know KG can get whatever he wants against Atlanta. Feed him in the post and rotate the ball to find him for open jumpers. It's a simple game plan.

Gotta stop: Al Horford

Horford and his mid-range jump shot torched the Celtics in Game 5. Boston will need to sharpen its rotations to account for Horford. 

The Wild Card: Paul Pierce

A sprained MCL noticably limited Pierce's mobility in Game 5. After a day and a half of treatment and rest, how will the knee respond? Will Pierce be able to attack the basket and finish or get fouled? Pierce doesn't need to be 100%, but he needs to be better than he was in Game 5 for the C's to win.

 

How we see it goin' down

The Celtics don't let the Hawks off the hook tonight. No way. No how. Not in our building. I am a Celtic. Ubuntu. Mozel tov.

BOS 95 ATL 79

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  • Quest

    Liking your prediction… hoping for a win. Time to move forward.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157053529f970b zippittyay

    LMAO@ LOGO…..

  • http://profile.typepad.com/atapinto AP

    The logo is TERRIBLE but here I am laughing my ass off.

  • bob

    loved the dead hawk! btw its mazal tov! let’s go c’s!!!

  • Hilary

    Dead hawk picture = stroke of genius.