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Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
« on: January 10, 2009, 01:20:05 AM »

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Boston Celtics (29-9) at Toronto Raptors (16-21)
Sunday, January 11
12:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #39,  Road Game #19
TV:  CSN HD, 
Air Canada Center



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


Probable Starters

Rondo/  R Allen/  Pierce/  Garnett/  Perkins

Reserves
Tony Allen
Glen Davis
Eddie House
Leon Powe
Gabe Pruitt
Brian Scalabrine
Patrick O'Bryant
Sam Cassell 
JR Giddens
Bill Walker
 
Injuries:
Tony Allen  (ankle)  out
Kendrick Perkins (shoulder) will play




Coach: Jay Triano
Average Age: 26.7
Average Height: 6-7
Average Weight: 226


Probable Starters[/b]

Solomon/  Parker/Moon/  Bosh/ Bargnani

Reserves
Joey Graham
Jason Kapono
Roko Ukic
Kris Humphreys
Nathan Jawai
Jake Voskuhl
Jose Calderon
Jermaine O'Neal

Injuries
Jermaine O'Neal  (knee)  out
Jose Calderon  (hamstring)  day to day

Key Matchups
  vs 
Rajon Rondo   vs   Will Solomon 
This may be a good chance for Rondo to get back on track.  He should be able to get past Solomon easily.  He needs to be aggressive and take advantage of this matchup.       

  vs 
Kevin Garnett   vs  Chris Bosh 
Chris Bosh is one of the best young power forwards in the game and is very dangerous on the offensive end.  He will give a very tired KG all he can handle. 

Honorable Mention
Kendrick Perkins vs Andrea Bargnani
Perk has the strength advantage while Bargnani has the size and quickness advantage. 

Keys to the Game:
Defend the Perimeter:    The Raptors can kill you from beyond the arc as they have the green light to shoot the 3 and are very effective from that distance.  They have 5 players shooting 53% or more from beyond the arc and the Celtics will need to stay with the Raptors defensively out on the perimeter. 

Start Strong and Don't Let Up  The Celtics need to come out strong from the start and not allow themselves to get into a hole.    With the Raptors' potent offense, they can't afford to start slow and play catch up.  They also can't let up if they get a lead because the Raptors can put points on the board very quickly. 

Crash the Boards   The Raptors are a  strong rebounding team and the Celtics have to go after the rebounds and loose balls.  They can't afford to allow the Raptors to rebound and get second chance baskets.  The Celtics were out rebounded by the Cavs 42-30 and need to put out more of an effort on the boards.   

X-Factor
Revenge
There has been bad blood between these two teams since Gerald Green slammed in a breakaway dunk to put an exclamation point on a blow out win.  The games between these two division rivals are  always chippy and it seems to be getting even chippier.    The Celtics are up 2-0 in the series so far, but with the Celtics struggling, the Raptors may look to get their revenge and come out looking for blood. 

Game Notes
The Celtics have lost 4 games in a row while the Raptor have won their last two games.  The Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 games and the Raptors are 6-4 in their last 10.  The Raptors are 8-9 at home while the Celtics are 11-7 on the road.   

Team Connections:
Joey Graham and Tony Allen are former Oklahoma State
Cowboys…
Raptors Strength and Conditioning Coach Keith D’Amelio was an assistant to Ed Lacerte for three seasons.


« Last Edit: January 10, 2009, 08:59:30 AM by FLCeltsFan »

Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 01:21:41 AM »

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Edit: I wish we were still
12 and 2, though  ;)
« Last Edit: January 10, 2009, 04:10:08 AM by Amager Celtic Fan »

Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
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Raptors are due for a win against us
Get ready to get punked
When you got it going, you got it going. I just keep my focus down the stretch. That's when I want the ball. I'm just not afraid to fail."-PaulPierce

Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
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I just can't imagine this team losing 5 in a row.... They need to find their defensive identity and when they do, everything else will come back to them. 

Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 06:57:15 PM »

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please hear my prayers, oh great basketball gods!!!!!!


Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 12:58:36 AM »

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Sunday game at noon against the Raptors in Toronto?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wemiJbY8-HE&

That's what happened in a game like that last season.

I don't care if we win in such a dramatic fashion tomorrow. We all just need to get the WIN.

Go Celtics!
the team to beat...
a force to reckon with...
just pick your poison.

Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
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please hear my prayers, oh great basketball gods!!!!!!



We all wish that... obviously it's been a long time since the last time they heard our prayers!!
"Life has so many hurdles. Some of them I've hopped over, some of them I've tripped over. The key is to get back up and finish the race."- Paul Pierce

And he did finish...

Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 08:25:31 AM »

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I hope this I how the Raptor
players feel after this game:


Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
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dear god...just a win..please
“The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game.”

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Perk is out vs the Raptors today.  He re-injured the shoulder vs Big Ben in the Cavs game.  He is hoping to play tomorrow. 

Re: Celtics (29-9) at Raptors (16-21) 1/11
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Perk is out vs the Raptors today.  He re-injured the shoulder vs Big Ben in the Cavs game.  He is hoping to play tomorrow. 

POB please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just once with the starting lineup. If he sucks, Danny can cut him tomorrow.
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
 
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well with perk's shoulder the way it is....ainge has to get a big in there pronto
“The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game.”

 Paul Pierce

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Scalabrine at center. Doc you stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate Doc Rivers as our coach and always have.  >:(
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
 
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god scal is terrible
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Donnie, your a doofus.
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
 
Larry Bird