Tonight's game, like tomorrow night's game against Atlanta, will be played on the road, while the Lakers game will be played at the Gahden. The Celtics and Magic have beaten each other once this year, with both victories coming on the opponent's home court. The Hawks, meanwhile, will be going for a series sweep against the Celtics on Friday, Atlanta having one the three previous meetings this season. Speaking of sweeps, the Lakers swept the Celtics last season, and we'll find out Sunday if the Celtics are able to get up off the mat and inflict some punishment of their own.
Orlando's favored by 2.5.
I'm excited to see how the team does. The Celtics could easily lose all three. Pundits around the league have pointed out that Team Green plays like a team that believes they can "turn it on" for good teams, while sleepwalking through the rest of the season. They wouldn't be the first Celtics team to play out a regular season in this manner. It says here we win 1 and drop 2 of the next three, thereby proving the suspect nature of the "flip-the-switch" mentality.
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|POS||BOSTON (PPG)||ORLANDO (PPG)|
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· Team rosters: Boston | Orlando
|Team Stat Leaders|
|Points||P. Pierce 18.9||D. Howard 17.4|
|Rebounds||K. Perkins 8.5||D. Howard 13.3|
|Assists||R. Rondo 9.7||J. Nelson 4.8|
|Steals||R. Rondo 2.5||D. Howard 1.2|
|Blocks||K. Perkins 2.1||D. Howard 2.6|
|· Team stats: Boston | Orlando|