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Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
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Boston Celtics (15-2) at Charlotte Bobcats (5-10)Saturday, November 29
7:00 PM ET
Game #18, Away Game #8
TV:  CSN HD, FS Carolinas, NBA LP 751
Radio:  WEEI, WOLS
Time Warner Cable Arena 




Coach: Doc Rivers
Average Age: 26.7
Average Height: 6-6
Average Weight: 222


Probable Starters

PG: Rajon Rondo   PPG 10.1 RPG 4.10 APG 6.5 EFF + 15.62
SG: Ray Allen   17.4 RPG 4.30 APG 2.9 EFF + 16.12
SF:  Paul Pierce   PPG 19.1 RPG 7.10 APG 3.7 EFF + 19.31
PF:  Kevin Garnett   PPG 16.5 RPG 9.00 APG 2.3 EFF + 20.20
C:   Kendrick Perkins   PPG 16.5 RPG 9.00 APG 2.3 EFF + 20.20

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

Injuries:
Gabe Pruitt (flu)

Probable Inactive
Gabe Pruitt


D-League

JR Giddens
Bill Walker




Coach: Larry Brown
Average Age: 24.6
Average Height: 6-7
Average Weight: 224


Probable Starters

PG: Raymond Felton   PPG 12.5 RPG 3.60 APG 5.1 EFF + 13.14
SG:  Jason Richardson   PPG 17.6 RPG 4.30 APG 2.9 EFF + 14.29
SF:   Gerald Wallace    PPG 15.9 RPG 8.00 APG 1.9 EFF + 18.29
PF:   Sean May   PPG 2.6 RPG 1.70 APG 0.3 EFF + 1.57
C:   Emeka Okafor     PPG 9.9 RPG 10.40 APG 0.4 EFF + 15.50

Reserves
Adam Morrison
Alexis Ajinca
Ryan Hollins
Matt Carroll
Jared Dudley
Nazr Mohammed
Shannon Brown
Dwayne Jones
DJ Augustin


Injured

none

Key Matchups
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Paul Pierce vs Gerald Wallace
Gerald Wallace is one of the Bobcats' best players and always has very good games against the Celtics.  Pierce is coming off a 6 point, 2 rebound, and 2 assist game against the Sixers while Wallace had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 5 steals in helping his team beat the Pacers in OT.   

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Ray Allen vs Jason Richardson
Ray has been playing very well and will need to continue that against Jason Richardso as JRich always plays well against the Celtics.  Ray scored 23 points in 30 minutes against the Sixers and JRich scored 21 points against the Pacers in 42 minutes. 

Honorable Mention
Rajon Rondo vs Raymond Felton
Rondo has been playing at an all star level and when he is aggressive, the Celtics are very hard to stop.  But Felton is a very good point guard and can score in bunches and Rondo will need to play him tough on defense as well as being aggressive on offense.

Game Notes:   
The Bobcats are 4-6 in their last 10 games and are 4-6 at home.  They are coming off a big overtime win in Indiana last night.   Celtics won the series last season 3-1 but the Bobcats have always given the Celtics problems. 

Team Connections:

Nazr Mohammed, Derek Anderson and Rajon Rondo are all former KY Wildcats
Emeka Okafor and Ray Allen are former UConn Huskies
Eddie House was a member of the inaugural Bobcats team in 2004-05
Dwayne Jones played for the Celtics in 2005-06
Jason Richardson and Patrick O'Bryant were teammates in Golden State

X-Factor
Back to Back and Travel
Both teams are playing in the second of back to back games and both teams had to travel to get to the game.  The Bobcats are at home, but played in Indiana the night before.   None of the Celtics starters played more than 30 minutes while the Bobcats starters played over 40 minutes with Felton topping out at 48 minutes.  The Celtics coasted to a win while the Bobcats fought it out to the end of a close overtime game.   


Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 12:33:56 AM »

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the bobcats are one of those teams that intrigue me and that i enjoy watching (no matter how good or bad their record is).

Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 01:03:41 AM »

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FL i will use this time again to say
one more time
and one more time
I really admire your dedication, not talking like a member of the " staff" but as a fan of your excellent work
keep it going and never stop please
thanks for all of this
its a pleasure to watch

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Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 05:11:40 AM »

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FL i will use this time again to say
one more time
and one more time
I really admire your dedication, not talking like a member of the " staff" but as a fan of your excellent work
keep it going and never stop please
thanks for all of this
its a pleasure to watch

Edgar

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Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 08:22:44 AM »

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A TP to both Edgar and ACF.  I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement!    You are much appreciated!!! 

Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 07:11:23 PM »

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Big Baby vs Sean May... that will be the highlight of the game.

Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 07:13:12 PM »

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just got an HD tv, so siked to watch the...... oh yea they're away so i can't.

Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 07:23:57 PM »

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I'd love to watch it, heck I even bought the league pass online since getting it through cable isn't an option for me.

Sadly apparently they aren't showing any games tonight for some reason. I'm really p---ed off. They lost the feed for the second half of the Golden State game as well.

Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 07:28:50 PM »

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Sorry guys, but you'll get no "non-HD" love from me...

Another weekend, another late shift, another Celtics game I'll watch vicariously through CB... TPs to be had tonight from me for those who can break stuff down at end of each quarter or so.

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Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 07:30:58 PM »

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I'd love to watch it, heck I even bought the league pass online since getting it through cable isn't an option for me.

Sadly apparently they aren't showing any games tonight for some reason. I'm really ****ed off. They lost the feed for the second half of the Golden State game as well.

THAT, however, sucks... Sorry Fafnir. TP to feel better?
"Let me call him," Floyd said.

The man shook his head. "O.J. doesn't give out his cell," he said. "He'll call you."

Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 07:39:00 PM »

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Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 07:40:00 PM »

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I'd love to watch it, heck I even bought the league pass online since getting it through cable isn't an option for me.

Sadly apparently they aren't showing any games tonight for some reason. I'm really ****ed off. They lost the feed for the second half of the Golden State game as well.

THAT, however, sucks... Sorry Fafnir. TP to feel better?
Thanks, what really made me feel better is that it turned on right at the end of the first quarter! TP for you too.

Offensively we haven't executed very well. Defensively we've been okay. Disturbing to me is that Adam Morrison made a shot. That's just weird....

Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
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Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2008, 07:47:14 PM »

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Man that was a rough quarter. Everyone's hesitant and moving slow-mo...we need some Rondo fast breaking.
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Re: Celtics (15-2) at Bobcats (5-10) 11/29
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008, 07:47:22 PM »

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I'd love to watch it, heck I even bought the league pass online since getting it through cable isn't an option for me.

Sadly apparently they aren't showing any games tonight for some reason. I'm really ****ed off. They lost the feed for the second half of the Golden State game as well.

THAT, however, sucks... Sorry Fafnir. TP to feel better?
Thanks, what really made me feel better is that it turned on right at the end of the first quarter! TP for you too.

Offensively we haven't executed very well. Defensively we've been okay. Disturbing to me is that Adam Morrison made a shot. That's just weird....
Morrison just made a silly TO that Tony turned into a three point play after he got a rebound. Now that is the Adam Morrison that I know!