Tip: 8PM Court: New Orleans Arena Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Joe Crawford, Sean Corbin, and Kevin Scott
Spread: BOS -5.0
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The Celtics offense disintegrated in a 90-78 loss to New Orleans back in January. New Orleans has won four of five meetings with the Celtics. Seriously.
Get it to: Jason Terry
The Hornets 2nd unit is rather thin in the backcourt – Roger Mason, Brian Roberts and Terrel Harris. I’m expecting JET to play with a chip on his shoulder, especially since the LeBron James dunk is still an issue.
Gotta stop: Anthony Davis
Can KG’s strained adductor (he’s definitely playing) keep up with the young Anthony Davis? The #1 overall draft pick is averaging 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in his last six games. New Orleans is an average offensive team, but they excel in transition and on the offensive glass.
The best point guard you’ve never heard of is averaging a season best 17.8 ppg and 46% shooting in March. He’s not the fastest guy on the floor, but he somehow manages to get into the paint for lay-ups and runners. He’s also good for 9 assists and 4 rebounds per game. Do not sleep on Greivis.
How we see it goin’ down
This is a classic letdown game. The Celtics are coming off an emotional and exhausting battle with Miami. Might they still be thinking about the Heat?
They have to be careful with the Hornets, a team that can run and score off hustle points.
It will be relatively close, but there’s no way the Celtics are getting swept by Nawlins.