1.22.2010

Take Portland Plus the Points

Let's see here. Friday night. Home game at the friendly confines of the Gahden. In days of yore, this would have been a guaranteed Celtics blowout. And, indeed, Vegas has the once mighty Celtics favored by 9. Nine? Give me a break. What's that you say? KG will be back in the lineup? That may or may not be true, and he may or may not make a difference. I'm not even sure the Celtics will win, much less win by 9, without or without Old Number Five.

The one hope I do have is that every so often this team seems to play a good game for at least 40 minutes. They blow someone out unexpectedly, playing as if they really had title hopes in the spring. Maybe that will happen tonight. Don't bet on it, though. Take Portland and the points.

Gameday Matchup

W-L PF PA HOME ROAD STK L10
POR 26-17 97.7 94.2 16-7 10-10 W1 6-4
BOS 27-13 99.9 93.8 11-7 16-6 L3 4-6
Injury Report
PORTLAND
· Brandon Roy SG - Jan 21: Day-to-Day
BOSTON
· Rasheed Wallace C - Jan 21: Day-to-Day
· Kevin Garnett PF - Jan 19: Day-to-Day
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Last 5 Games
PORTLAND (ET) BOSTON (ET)
Jan 20 @PHI Win 98-90
Jan 18 @WAS Loss 97-92
Jan 15 ORL Win 102-87
Jan 13 MIL Win 120-108
Jan 10 CLE Loss 106-94
Jan 20 @DET Loss 92-86
Jan 18 DAL Loss 99-90
Jan 14 CHI Loss 96-83
Jan 13 @NJ Win 111-87
Jan 11 ATL Loss 102-96
· Complete Schedule: Portland | Boston
Depth Chart
POSPORTLAND (PPG)BOSTON (PPG)
PG A. Miller 12.9R. Rondo 14.0
SG B. Roy 23.1R. Allen 16.1
SF M. Webster 10.4P. Pierce 18.7
PF L. Aldridge 16.2R. Wallace 10.4
C J. Howard 5.6K. Perkins 12.3
· View full depth chart
· Team rosters: Portland | Boston
Team Stat Leaders

PORTLANDBOSTON
PointsB. Roy 23.1P. Pierce 18.7
ReboundsG. Oden 8.5K. Perkins 8.2
AssistsB. Roy 5.0R. Rondo 9.6
StealsR. Fernandez 1.3R. Rondo 2.5
BlocksG. Oden 2.3K. Perkins 2.1
· Team stats: Portland | Boston

2 comments:

FLCeltsFan said...

My this losing streak has certainly made a cynic of you! I keep hoping that any game they will snap out of it because it is mostly mental. They just have to get their heads straight and focus on what got them here. Maybe this will be the game.

Lex said...

Not sure I'm a cynic. But I look at it this way. Every game they don't try to play their best, they are basically telling fans "screw you."

Me picking Portland is my way of returning the favor!!!

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