Category:NBA
Posted on: December 20, 2008 3:39 pm
Edited on: December 20, 2008 9:03 pm
 

Celtics vs Knicks Preview

Next up for the red hot Celtics are the New York Knicks. The game is tomorrow night at 6:00 PM in Boston. The Celtics who are now winners of 17 games in a row will look to extend that streak to 18 games while picking up there NBA best 26th win of the season. They should have no trouble winning this game in my mind but the Knicks could give the Celtics a challenge and possibly win the game. Will have to wait and see.



New York Knicks
11-15

C: David Lee
PF: Al Harrington
SF: Wilson Chandler
SG:  Nate Robinson
PG: Chris Duhon



Boston Celtics
25-2

C: Kendrick Perkins
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Paul Pierce
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Rajon Rondo

Prediction

In my mind the Celtics should have no trouble taking care of the Knicks. I see them winning this game and improving there winning streak to 18 games. I can see the Celtics blowing out the Knicks and bringing in a big lead into the locker room at halftime and this never really being a game, but as I said I see the Celtics winning 114-93.
Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:47 pm
 

Celtics vs Bulls Preview

The Celtics extended there winning streak to 16 games with the win over the Hawks last night. Tomorrow night the Celtics will play the Bulls in the T.D. Banknorth Garden in Boston. The Bulls have been having an average season, as they sit at 12-13 going into Friday Nights game vs the Celtics. There coming off a 115-109 win over the Clippers. The Celtics will look to extend there winning streak to 17 games and try to pick up there 25th win of the season Friday Night. This Bulls team has been well coached in my mind, by first year head coach Vinny Del Negro. I wouldn't have thought they would be 12-13 at this point, so I'd say there having a pretty good start to there season. Will have to wait and see how they fair in this game. Here are my projected starting line ups.

Bulls

C: Aaron Gray
PF: Drew Gooden
SF: Luol Deng
SG: Ben Gordon
PG: Derrick Rose

Celtics

C: Kendrick Perkins
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Paul Pierce
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Rajon Rondo

Key Match Up

PG: Rajon Rondo
PG Derrick Rose

I'm looking forward to seeing Rose and Rondo battle back in forth in this game. I think Rondo will be able to handle Rose and not allow him to do a lot on the offensive side of the ball. I'm not sure if Rose will be able to shut Rondo's penatration to the rim all game, but will have to wait and see. Rondo has been playing well as of late and I think he will have a good night against Rose and anyone else that might be covering him.

Prediction

At the start of the week, when I saw this game for Friday Night I figured this would be the the game of the week. I'm very excited to see how Rondo and Rose play eachother on both side of the floor and thats a big reason I think this game will be very entertaining. I think the Celtics should have no trouble winning this one. There playing at home and the Bulls don't look like they will be able to stop the Celtics from putting up a lot of points. The Bulls will need to score a lot of points in this one to have a chance at winning, but the Celtics have such a good defense I don't see that happening. I'm going with the Celtics in this one, 102-91.

Go Celtics!!
Posted on: December 17, 2008 10:31 pm
 

Celtics vs Hawks Review

I'm going to start off by saying what a game! Both teams played hard until the final buzzer. Both defenses showed up in this one, both teams shooting under 40% from the field. It was a very entertaining game to watch. The game came down to a huge block in the final 20 seconds by Perkins when they lead 85-84 to hold the lead and preserve the win by hitting free throws. Neither team had a good night offensively, the 88-85 win by the Celtics made the score lot higher then it was. After the 3 Qtr the score was 62-59. Defense won this game for the Celtics and kept the Hawks in the game all night as they had a bad night from the field. Here are some of the stats.

Stats

Here are some of the stats from tonight's game.

Boston
Scoring Leaders: Pierce and Garnett both with 18
Rebounding Leader: Perkins with 10
Assists Leader: Rondo with 7
Steals Leader: Rondo with 4
Blocks Leader: Perkins with 4

Atlanta

Scoring Leader: Joe Johnson with 20
Rebounding Leader: Al Horford with 11
Assists Leader: Smith, Horford, and Johnson with 4
Steals Leaders: Johnson with 3
Blocks Leader: Williams and Horford with 2

Game Breakdown


Both team played there hearts out. The Celtics shot 44% from the field and the Hawks shot 37% from the field, both defenses showed up and played well. The offenses weren't fluent and the shooting percentages make that pretty clear. It was good to see Paul Pierce play well and get a lot of minutes. His knee looked fine. Piece dropped in 18 points to go along with 7 boards in 40 minutes on the floor. Joe Johnson lead the Hawks with 20 points, scoring 16 of them in the second half. All 5 of the Hawks starters played more then 38 minutes in this one, only going 3 deep on the bench. Kevin Garnett played well for the Celtics, scoring 18 points and snatching 8 rebounds in his 37 minutes of action on the court. All in all, the Celtics got it done tonight in there 88-85 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Go Celtics!
Posted on: December 16, 2008 9:52 pm
 

Celtics Season Prediction

As a die hard Celtic fan, winning the NBA finals last year, was amazing to see but I wanna see the same this year. I think if you talk to any Celtic fans, there gonna say we can win it again. It'll be interesting to see what the Celtics can do this year. As of right now there 23-2, that's an amazing start and could that possibly lead to the best regular season in NBA history? Now I know the 96 Bulls won 72 games, but can the Celtics win 72+ games this year? I honestly think that is possible and the Celtics have a legit chance. Now you think about it, about 1/4 of the season is over and only 2 losses, at this point last you they had 3. Rajon Rondo is playing better and is developing into a great NBA point guard and I think that is key if the Celtics have any chance of winning 72+ games. Last year, Rondo was afraid to score the ball. He had a great supporting cast, so it's not like he was encouraged to to much scoring. All he really had to do was dish the ball to players like Pierce, Allen, and Garnett, but because he wasn't scoring the ball, defenses weren't playing up on him. This year he's doing a lot of driving to the hoop and playing more aggresive. He's forcing the defense to cover him as he's become a legit threat to score. The more and more Rondo's developes into a scroing threat, the better the Celtics are going to be. He's in my mind the x factor for the Celtics season. If Rondo can score the ball, I think the Celtics can win 72+ games. If Rondo trys to do more then he can handle and only hurts the team, there chances at winning 72+ aren't very high.

Now let's get real. Only one team in the history of the game has won 72 games and that was the Bulls in 96 as I said. Can the Celtics do it? It's a question I've been thinking about and I want some honest feedback on. I think the Celtics will challenge the Bulls 72-10 mark and maybe just maybe lose a single diget amount of games, meaning they would win 73+ games. I think the Celtics can do it? Any thoughts on this?
Posted on: December 16, 2008 3:43 pm
Edited on: December 20, 2008 9:11 pm
 

Celtics vs Hawks Preview

The Celtics are on a roll, now winners of 15 straight contests. The Celtics have a test tomorrow night in Atlanta when they will be taking on the Hawks. The Hawks almost beat the Celtics earlier this year in Boston, it took a miracle shot with 0.5 left to go by Paul Pierce to beat them. This game should be just as entertaining.



Boston Celtics

The Celtics are 23-2 on the season and are on tops of the NBA. They will look to extend there streak to 16 games in this one. Here's my projected starting line up.

C: Kendrick Perkins
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Paul Pierce
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Rajon Rondo



Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks are 15-9 and look like there in for a solid season and another playoff berth. It's still early, but they have impressed me. There coming off a 83-79 win vs Charlotte. Here's my projected starting line up.

C: Al Horford
PF: Zaza Pachulia
SF: Josh Smith
SG: Joe Johnson
PG: Mike Bibby

Prediction

This is gonna be a true test for the Celtics. The Hawks seem to always play them tight and are playing on there home floor, a place the Celtics went 0-3 in the playoffs last year. Expect the fans to into this game and to have a packed house. Paul Pierce could miss this game after have Okur rolling over his knee with 31 seconds left in the Celtics win over the Jazz Monday night. I'm pretty sure he will play, but if he doesn't, the Celtics might be in trouble. I think the Celtics win, 95-88.
Posted on: December 13, 2008 3:41 pm
 

Celtics Week 7 Review

Well this review is coming a little earlier, but the Celtics don't play on Sunday, so the week is over. The Celtics had 2 games this week and won them both, so you can't complain. They played the Wizards and Hornets. The Celtics as I said won both games and improved there record to 22-2  and extended there winning streak to 14 games.

Thursday, December 4th
Washing Wizards


On Thursday the Celtics took on the Wizards in D.C. I predicted this game to be a close hard fought game, as you probably know I was completely wrong. The Celtics simply pounded the Wizards in front of there home fans. The Celtics jumped on the Wizards early and were up 10+ during the 1st Qtr. The Celtics ended up ending the 1st Qtr up 36-21. The Celtics continued to play well in the 2nd Qtr and went into the locker room up 63-39. The 3rd Qtr favored the Wizards, but putting yourself down 24 at the half is a hard hold to dig out of. The Wizards outscored the Celtics 35-26 in the 3rd Qtr and made a dent into the Celtics big lead, but that wasn't enough to come back. The Celtics went on to win the game, 122-88. The leading scorers for the Celtics were Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, both of them dropping 22 points. Perkins had 12 points while Kevin Garrnett and Rajon Rondo rounded out the starting 5 with 11 points a piece. The Celtics had 7 players score in double figures as Eddie House and Tony Allen came off the bench to score 14 and 10 points respectivly. The Washington Wizards were lead by Caron Butler who scored 19 points. This was a good win for the Celtics

Friday, December 5th
New Orleans Hornets

On Friday night the Celtics were coming off there blow out with of the Wizards when they played the New Orleans Hornets at home. This was back to back games for the Celtics, so it was intresting to see how well they would play. To say the least, they played well. I predicted the Celtics to win in this one and they didn't let me down. The 1st Qrt was tight, both teams exchanging baskets and some lead changes. The Qtr ended with a 21-21 tie. The 2nd Qtr wasn't much different, the Hornets won the Qtr 19-18 and took a 1 point, 40-39 lead into the break. The 3rd Qtr was won by Boston, both teams were playing good defense in this one as the score was 69-64 at the end of 3. This game, unlike the game the night before for the Celtics would be won or lost in the 4th Qtr. The Celtics played great defense and only allowed 18 points and ended up winning the game by 12, 94-82. Paul Piece again lead the Celtics in points as he put in 28 points. The Celtics had 2 other scorers in double figures, Kevin Garnetts 19 and Rajon Rondos 10. Ray Allen and Kendrick Perkins rounded out the Celtics starting 5 with 9 points a piece. Eddie House also came off the Celtics bench with 9 points. This was another quality win for the Celtics.

Review

As a Celtic fan, I can't complain. They played well in both games and ended the week at 2-0. Beating the Wizards by 34 on the road, was the best game of the week in my mind, but beating the Hornets by 12 at home is also another quality win. The Celtics as I've pointed out won both games this week by double digits. You can't do much better then that. All in all a good week for the Celtics.
Category: NBA
Posted on: December 12, 2008 1:01 am
 

Celtics vs Hornets Preview

Last night the Celtics beat up on the Wizards to improve there record to 21-2, the best start in team history. They also extended there winning streak to 13 games with the 122-88 beating of the Wizards. Now up for tonight is the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets sit 12-6 ans should test the Celtics winning streak. The Hornets are tied with Houston for the lead in the Southwest Division. Bryon Scott has done a excellent job coaching this team, since he arrived. This game will be played in the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, should be a fun game.

Here are my projected starting line ups.

New Orleans

C: Tyson Chandler
PF:  David West
SF: Peja Stojakovic
SG: Rasual Butler
PG: Chris Paul

Boston

C: Kendrick Perkins
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Paul Pierce
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Rajon Rondo

Prediction

Well, last night I predicted the Celtics and Wizards games completely wrong. I picked that game to be tight in the 4th and the Celtics to only win 103-94, so as you see I was way off. I also think this game will be close. The Celtics are playing back to back, so that plays into the hands of the Hornets. The Hornets are also a better team then the now, 4-16 Wizards. I see the Celtics jumping on the Hornets Early, there playing on there home floor in Boston, so they should be pumped and ready to go. I think the Celtics will open up a quick double digit lead in the 1st half and take the lead into the locker room at half time. I do expect Byron Scott to make some adjustments and have his team ready for the 2nd half. I see the Hornets and Celtics both making some runs in the 2nd half, trying to control the game. You'll probably see a lot of lead changes in the 2nd half. I do see the Celtics winning, 104-97.
Posted on: December 11, 2008 3:44 pm
 

Celtics vs Wizards Preview

The Celtics and Wizards play tonight at 8:00 PM in D.C. The Celtics who are on a 12 game winning streak stand at 20-2 and at the top at the NBA, the Wizards are 4-15 right now and are having trouble winning ball games.  Interim head coach Ed Tapscott hasn't been having much success since taking over. Now I could see this game getting out of hand early, but I expect the Wizards to play a hard fought game on there home floor. I plan on watching a high intensity game, with two teams that wanna win. Now I know the Wizards are 4-15, but because there playing at home, I don't expect a bad effort from them.

Here are my projected starting line ups.

Washing Wizards

C: JaVale McGee
PF: Antawn Jamison
SF: Caron Butler
SG: DeShawn Stevenson
PG: Mike James

Boston Celtics

C: Kendrick Perkins
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Paul Pierce
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Rajon Rondo

Prediction

Well, this game should be intresting to say the least. The game, as I said, is being played in D.C. in front of of the Wizards fans, so I can't see them down 20 at half and them being booed off the floor at halftime. But as well as the Celtics have been playing, I wouldn't count that option out complelty. I see this game being tight and acctually coming down to the last few minutes. I think the Wizards are better then everyone gives them credit for. They are bad, 4-15 is just plain bad, but that doesn't mean that wont compete. I see the Celtics winning 103-94.
 
 
 
 
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