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Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
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Boston Celtics (5-1) at Detroit Pistons (4-1)Sunday, November 8
6:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #7, Road Game #4
TV:  NBA TV, FSN Detroit HD, CSN HD
Radio:  WEEI, WDFN
The Palace at Auburn Hills



Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard
Rajon Rondo vs Allen Iverson

Shooting Guard
Ray Allen vs Richard Hamilton

Small Forward
Paul Pierce vs Tayshaun Prince

Power Forward
Kevin Garnett vs Amir Johnson

Center
Kendrick Perkins vs Rasheed Wallace




Reserves
Tony Allen
Glen Davis
JR Giddens
Eddie House
Leon Powe
Gabe Pruitt
Brian Scalabrine
Patrick O'Bryant
Bill Walker
Sam Cassell

Injuries:
None

ProbableInactive
Sam Cassell
JR Giddens
Patrick O'Bryant


Reserves
Rodney Stuckey
Kwame Brown
Will Bynum
Walter Herrmann
Jason Maxiell
Arron Afflalo
Alex Acker
Walter Sharpe

Injuries
none

Probable Inactive
Walter Sharpe

Key Matchups
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Rajon Rondo   PPG 8.7 RPG 4.20 APG 7.0 EFF + 14.67
Allen Iverson   PPG 20.0 RPG 2.80 APG 6.5 EFF + 17.75
This is Iverson's first home game as a Piston and he will be looking to make a good first impression.  Rondo is going to have to be at the top of his game defensively if he wants to limit Iverson. 

Honorable Mention
Every other matchup.  There are so many  matchups between these two teams  that are key that it is hard to pick just one.
Paul Pierce vs Tayshaun Prince. 
Prince is long and at times has been able to dominate against Pierce.   Pierce on the other hand can use his strength against Prince. 

Ray Allen vs Rip Hamilton. 
Both players move very well without the ball and both will have their work cut out for them defensively.  Ray started wearing the shooting sleeve because Rip was clawing his arm apart. 

Kevin Garnett vs Amir Johnson
This is the matchup where the Celtics have the biggest advantage.  KG has a big experience advantage as well as a height advantage.  The Celtics should try to go to KG to exploit this matchup.

Kendrick Perkins vs Rasheed Wallace
Perk has been on a defensive  tear over the last 3 games in which he has blocked a total of 15 shots.  This should be a good defensive battle. 

Leon Powe vs Jason Maxiell
There was a fan voting thing this summer in which these two were against each other as the toughest player.  Maxiell won only because the Piston fans were stuffing the ballot box.  This should be a good battle off the bench.

Rodney Stuckey vs Eddie House
It was against the Pistons that Eddie seemed to struggle at the point when they trapped him every time he brought the ball up court.  Stuckey is considered to be their point guard of the future and will give Eddie all he can handle on both ends of the court. 

X Factor
Road Woes
The Celtics are one of the toughest home teams in the league, but they have shown to be vulnerable on the road, leaving their defense and team play at home.   If the Celtics play in this game like they do at home, they should come away with a win. 


Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 05:31:09 PM »

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I'm expecting an exciting game in which the Celtics come out on top.

It's 30 minutes before a Game against the Pistons and the game threads empty? WHAT'S GOING ON?!!!

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 05:47:58 PM »

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i'm here... and i'm gonna call for a big night for Leon Powe, i can just feel it.

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 05:49:25 PM »

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I think the Celtics bigs in particular Perk is going to have a big game tonight!

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 05:53:50 PM »

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Excited for this one to get going.  Should be a great atmosphere in that arena, it would be nice to quiet them down and send them home unhappy.
"Take this down," said O'Neal. "My name is Shaquille O'Neal and Paul Pierce is the (expletive) truth. Quote me on that and don't take nothing out. I knew he could play, but I didn't know he could play like this. Paul Pierce is the truth."

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 05:55:36 PM »

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Perk will go for 20-10, and the Celtics win by 7  8)
In the summer of 2017, I predicted this team would not win a championship for the next 10 years.

3 down, 7 to go.

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 05:59:05 PM »

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Curious to see how AI does in a Pistons uniform.  We're talking about practice.  No wait it's a game ;D

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008, 06:12:32 PM »

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what is with RIPs beard?

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 06:20:07 PM »

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Seems like they're letting them play a bit.

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 06:20:17 PM »

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who is with mike gorman?

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008, 06:23:59 PM »

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How do we have 4 TOs already?  This game is starting off in a rather silly manner.

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
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Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
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Classic Pierce right there.

Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
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Re: Boston Celtics (5-1) at Pistons (4-1) 11/9
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2008, 06:27:24 PM »

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who is with mike gorman?

Cedric Maxwell.

is it those two on EEI too?

I don't know. My house doesn't get a clear EEI signal. I'd doubt it though.