I think stopping Rondo has to be one of the keys this time around. I remember a game last season where we focused to much attention on their big 3, and Rondo torched us early. We need to treat this guy with respect, but hopefully this time around CP will be ready for him.
I have a feeling biased officiating in Boston will be a problem though
Boston seems to be better this year than last year. Since it is in their place I hope it is atleast close.
The big 3 is still the big 3 - Perkins, Rondo, Powe, Big Baby, Tony Allen are much better
They don't have a backup PG. If Rondo get quicks foul, they are in trouble. House is not a PG, he can't guard CP and he will have lot of turnover against him - They miss Posey , they don't have a swingman who can shoot
Boston looks unbeatable right now
Our bench is the suspect. Our first team can run with them all day if they are on point. But once Paul, west, peja come out the points will increase their way.....
One thing that is on our side...we're on a roll. I'm calling a Hornets victory.
We beat em once last year, so we can beat em again this year.
Boston's won 13 straight, so if we're talking momentum and swagger going into the game then Boston has that in spades. I mean sure we've been playing well of late, but that's akin to saying Mike Tyson is favored due to his size in a fight against Butterbean.
I'm sure KG will try to bully anyone he faces tonight. The Hornets will have to ignore his trash-talking and also the raucous Celtics fans to maintain their focus and concentration. Tough to win on the road, against good teams, in what should be a close game. Good teams close out these tough, close games.
I also wonder how often KG will feel the need to crawl on the floor
It worked out really well for him the last time.
The traveling in the post by Garnett is beyond ridiculous. Each foot becomes a new pivot each time he lifts it and drops it somewhere else. I realize that this is a league of the "superstar call," but watching this only contributes to an NBA game increasingly awful to watch.
Dear Hornets: Someone please hit Garnett in the mouth for he has become a punk.
Perkins and Garnett will probably have Hilton out there looking like a high schooler.
TC doesn't scream out as being the toughess person on the court, but this is kinda strange. I highly doubt Chris Paul or Kevin Garnett would miss a big time national televised game due to Neck Spasms....I'm just saying.
Lets keep leaving Eddie house and Paul pierce wide open for 3, its working!
It's amazing how much Rondo and Perkins still screw up, yet their coach doesn't take them out. The sad thing is if Julian was on the Celtics he would be getting a lot more playing time than he is with the Hornets. The Celtics are in need of someone like Wright off the bench.
If we had TC it would have been a different story. Celtics aren't that tough.
They play dirty though and the refs let them get away with it.