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Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
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Dallas Mavericks (25-18) at Boston Celtics (36-9)
Sunday, January 25
1:00 PM ET
Game #46, Home Game #24
TV:  ABC
TD Banknorth Garden




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


Probable Starters

PG:  Rajon Rondo   PPG 10.9 RPG 4.90 APG 8.0 EFF + 18.02
SG: Ray Allen    PPG 18.1 RPG 3.40 APG 2.7 EFF + 16.93
SF:  Paul Pierce   PPG 19.1 RPG 5.70 APG 3.7 EFF + 18.66
PF:  Kevin Garnett  PPG 16.1 RPG 9.20 APG 2.6 EFF + 21.98
C:    Kendrick Perkins  PPG 8.6 RPG 8.10 BPG  1.7 EFF + 14.05

Reserves
Tony Allen
Glen Davis
Eddie House
Leon Powe
Gabe Pruitt
Brian Scalabrine
Patrick O'Bryant
Sam Cassell 
Bill Walker
 
Injuries:
Tony Allen  (ankle)  day to day
JR Giddens (wrist)  day to day




Coach: Rick Carlisle
Average Age: 27.7
Average Height: 6-7
Average Weight: 219


Probable Starters

PG:   Jason Kidd    PPG 9.1 RPG 6.50 APG 8.2 EFF + 19.19
SG:   Antoine Wright   PPG 5.8 RPG 1.60 APG 0.8 EFF + 4.76
SF:   Josh Howard   PPG 17.8 RPG 5.00 APG 1.8 EFF + 14.36
PF:   Dirk Nowitski   PPG 26.0 RPG 8.50 APG 2.5 EFF + 25.41
C:    Erick Dampier   PPG 5.3 RPG 7.30 APG 1.0 EFF + 12.55

Reserves
Jose Barea
Matt Carroll
Jason Terry
Brandon Bass
Ryan Hollins
James Singleton
Devean George
Gerald Green
Jerry Stackhouse
Shawne Williams 

Injuries
None

Key Matchups
  vs 
Rajon Rondo  vs  Jason Kidd

  vs 
Kevin Garnett  vs  Dirk Nowitski

Game Notes:
The Mavericks are playing in the final game of a 4 game road trip. The beat Philly, lost to the Bucks and beat Detroit on their way to this game.  there wasn't much defense played in the Bucks game as the final score was 133 - 99.  The Celtics swept the series last season for the first time since the '93-'94 season.  The Mavs are 12-11 on the road and the Celtics are 21-2 on the road.  The Celtics have won 7 in a row and are 7-3 in their last 10 games while the Mavs are 4-6 in their last 10 games.  Former Celtic Gerald Green is on the Mavs roster but has played in only 23 games and is averaging 11 points per game. 

Team Connections
Brian Scalabrine and Jason Kidd were teammates in New Jersey
Gerald Green was originally drafted by the Celtics with the 18th pick in the 2005 draft
Brandon Bass and Big Baby Davis are former LSU Tigers
Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle played for the Celtics from 1984-1987 and won a ring with the Celtics in 1986. 

Keys to the Game
Defense  When the Celtics play their trademark tough defense, they are very hard to beat.  When they went on the losing streak, it was the defense that was missing.  As long as they stress defense and put the defense first, they have a very good chance of beating any team in the league. 

Rebound  The Mavericks are a very good rebounding team and are 3rd in the league in defensive rebounds.  The Celtics need to be aggressive in crashing the boards and going after rebounds. 

Limit Turnovers   The Celtics still turn the ball over too much and they need to work on taking better care of the ball.  A team like the Nets will make them pay by converting the turnovers into points. 

Be Aggressive  The Celtics need to be aggressive in going after loose balls and taking the ball to the basket.  While the Celtics are good shooters, they shouldn't depend on the outside shot (see Orlando Magic).  They need to aggressively take the ball to the hoop as well as be aggressive in going after loose balls and rebounds.   
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Re: Mavericks (25-18 ) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 10:02:29 PM »

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thanks flcf once again for a very nice start to a game thead....

now if the celtics can only end it as nicely i will be happy.
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Re: Mavericks (25-18 ) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 10:18:34 PM »

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I hope we get up big, and we get to see some Gerald Green vs. Bill Walker.

I'm pretty sure Gerald is more athletic, but Bill is the better all around player.... and Bill's not even that well-rounded... that says something about Gerald Green.
Grab a few boards, keep the TO's under 14, close out on shooters and we'll win.

Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 11:31:18 AM »

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got a feeling leon powe is going to have a nice game
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Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 11:49:38 AM »

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I see this is on ABC... Which for some reason I don't get with Directv. Does anyone know how I can watch the game?

Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 12:06:20 PM »

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Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 12:12:50 PM »

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i can't wait to see Rondo make a fool of JKidd.

Re: Mavericks (25-18 ) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 12:14:38 PM »

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I hope we get up big, and we get to see some Gerald Green vs. Bill Walker.

I'm pretty sure Gerald is more athletic, but Bill is the better all around player.... and Bill's not even that well-rounded... that says something about Gerald Green.

Billy's just as atheletic as Gerald, and he's got a pretty rounded game with his improvement in outside shooting.

Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009, 12:28:20 PM »

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Really, though... Would this game be blocked out on League Pass Broadband? I really don't wanna miss the game... = /

Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009, 12:29:14 PM »

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Really, though... Would this game be blocked out on League Pass Broadband? I really don't wanna miss the game... = /
Yes any time the game is on national TV it will be blocked on the broadband.

You don't get ABC?

Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009, 12:31:45 PM »

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Really, though... Would this game be blocked out on League Pass Broadband? I really don't wanna miss the game... = /
Yes any time the game is on national TV it will be blocked on the broadband.

You don't get ABC?

Not on my current directv setup, no.

Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
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I am really excited for both of the key matchups you stated FL...

A couple people had Jason Kidd ahead of Rondo on the point guard lists in the Tony Parker thread... Today should go a long way towards deciding that battle because while one game can't make a completely convincing argument, I really think that Kidd is no longer even a top half point guard in the league. Rondo could settle this debate by showing just how far he's ahead of Kidd this afternoon.

Also, Dirk and KG is going to be fun to watch when Dallas has the ball in particular. I just get the impression KG lives for these matchups with elite offensive PFs.
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Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2009, 12:46:15 PM »

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Really, though... Would this game be blocked out on League Pass Broadband? I really don't wanna miss the game... = /
Yes any time the game is on national TV it will be blocked on the broadband.

You don't get ABC?

Not on my current directv setup, no.


If you dont get ABC, check **** . heres a link to a stream http://www.****/marchmadness2008 ... not great quality but look around for another stream
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Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2009, 12:46:43 PM »

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TP for FL.

Used to watch Jose Barea play at Northeastern.  He's quick and might be someone who could keep up with Rondo....Kidd's going to look foolish today.

Re: Mavericks (25-18) at Celtics (36-9) 1/25
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2009, 01:04:33 PM »

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Yeah, Kidd might be in trouble.

Rondo seems to be trying to make examples out of all the top points.

It's pretty obvious he's making his bid for the Allstar Game.