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Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Sacramento Kings (10-35) at Boston Celtics (37-9)
Wednesday, January 28
7:30 PM ET
Game #47, Home Game #25
TV:CSN HD, CSN CA, NBA LP 752
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)  probable
JR Giddens (wrist)  day to day
Brian Scalabrine (concussion) out





Coach: Kenny Natt
Average Age: 26.5
Average Height: 6-7
Average Weight: 216


Probable Starters

PG:  Beno Udrih   PPG 11.3 RPG 2.80 APG 4.5 EFF + 11.71 
SG:  Kevin Martin    PPG 24.3 RPG 3.10 APG 2.7 EFF + 17.67 
SF:   John Salmons   PPG 18.9 RPG 4.00 APG 3.4 EFF + 16.88 
PF:   Jason Thompson    PPG 9.7 RPG 6.80 APG 1.0 EFF + 11.86
C:     Brad Miller   PPG 12.0 RPG 8.20 APG 3.5 EFF + 17.45   

Reserves
Mikki Moore
Bobby Jackson
Spencer Hawes
Bobby Brown
Donte Greene
Sheldon Williams
Quincy Douby
Francisco Garcia
Kenny Thomas

Injuries
Sheldon Williams (wrist)  day to day

Key Matchups
  vs 
When Rondo is playing well and distributing the ball along with being aggressive, we have seen that it doesn't matter who he is matched up against.  He has outplayed almost every PG in the league and clearly outplayed Udrih in their first matchup.  He should do the same in this game. 

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Brad Miller is a tough inside player and there will be a battle between these two for control of the paint. 

Honorable Mention
Paul Pierce vs John Salmons
Salmons is one of the Kings' top scorers and they will look to go to him often.  Pierce should be able to get his shot off against Salmons but will also need to keep Salmons from going off on the offensive end.

Connections
Mikki Moore and Brian Scalabrine were teammates in New Jersey
Eddie House played on the Kings in the '02-03 season
Mikki Moore played for the Celtics in the '02-03 season
Kenny Thomas and J.R. Giddens are former New Mexico Lobos

Game Notes
This is the second meeting between these two teams.  The first meeting at Arco Arena ended with the Celtics handing the Kings their worst loss in franchise history, beating them 108-63.  Even though mired in a slump at the time, the Celtics were able to totally dominate the Kings on their own court.  The Kings are 3-20 on the road while the Celtics are 22-2 at home.  The Kings are on a 5 game losing streak while the Celtics are on an 8 game win streak.

X-Factor
Trap Game
The Celtics beat this team so easily in their first meeting even though they were playing poorly at the time that it would be very easy to overlook this team.   However, one of their wins was a 113-101 win over the Lakers  and another was a win over the Hornets, both teams who should have beat them but possibly took them for granted.  The Celtics need to play as though this team was a title contender because they have a way of sneaking up on teams that overlook them. 
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Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 05:50:00 PM »

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number 12 will be in the building, and i'm not talking about jed lowrie or tom brady.

Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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time to keep this going!!! gametracker here i come
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Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Tony will be breaking out his new three point shot tonight. Watch for it.

Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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When did TA develop a 3 point shot?

Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 07:50:57 PM »

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Yeah...so if the Kings dont miss a shot tonight...they've got a good chance at winning the game   ::)
Everyone looks a little rusty except Ray
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

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Wow, it'd be nice if we played defense.  Any time now guys.

Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2009, 07:55:41 PM »

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Time to put the defensive stopper on Martin. Now who is it? Walker?? Tony??? Gabe????
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Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Could there be anything more humiliating than a loss to the kings, I know we're a long way from that...but uh, what the hecks going on out there?
can KG stop this shake and bake stuff and just go to the basket, or can he literally not do it? now the ticky-tack fouls are coming too?

lets get into some rhythm boys
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: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Loving all the light touch fouls they're calling on the C's

Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
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Alright time to start the run.

Re: Kings (10-35) at Celtics (37-9) 1/28
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2009, 07:59:11 PM »

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I see Tony!!!
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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