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Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« on: January 23, 2010, 09:11:04 PM »

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Los Angeles Clippers (19-23) at Boston Celtics (28-13)
Monday, January 25
7:30 PM ET
Game #42, Home Game #20
TV:  CSN-NE, FSNP, NBA LP 762, 763
Radio:  WEEI, KFWB
TD Garden   



Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard
vs 
Rajon Rondo vs Baron Davis 

Shooting Guard
  vs 
Ray Allen vs Ricky Davis 

Small Forward
  vs 
Paul Pierce  vs Al Thornton

Power Forward
vs
Kevin Garnett vs Marcus Camby

Center
vs
Kendrick Perkins vs Chris Kaman




Reserves
Rasheed Wallace
Big Baby Davis
Eddie House
Bill Walker
Shelden Williams
Tony Allen

Injuries
Marquis Daniels (thumb)  out
Brian Scalabrine  (shoulder)  out

D League
JR Giddens   


Reserves
Sebastian Telfair
Brian Skinner
Craig Smith
Mardy Collins
Steve Novak
DeAndre Jordan
Rasual Butler

Injuries
Eric Gordon (toe) questionable 
Blake Griffin (knee)  out
Kareem Rush (ACL)  out
Sebastian Telfair (groin)  out 

Team Connections
 Baron Davis and Paul Pierce co-host a charity event called LA Stars during the summer along with Gilbert Arenas
Eddie House played for the Clippers during the 2003-04 season
Doc Rivers played for the Clippers during the 1991-92 season
Marcus Camby played for Tom Thibodeau in New York when he was
an assistant coach from 1998-2002
Ricky Davis played for the Celtics from 2003-06
Armond Hill played for the Clippers when they were in San Diego during the 1981-82 season
Craig Smith and Kevin Garnett were teammates in Minnesota during the 2006-07 season
Sebastian Telfair played for the Celtics during the 2006-07
season
Alex Acker and Rasheed Wallace were teammates in Detroit  in the 2005-06 and 2008-09 seasons
Sebastian Telfair, Craig Smith and Shelden Williams were teammates in Minnesota during the 2008-09 season.

Key Matchups
  vs 
Rajon Rondo vs Baron Davis
Rondo has to still be stinging from Baron's last second game winner in their last matchup.  Baron had the slight edge with 24 points, 13 assists, and 3 steals to 20 points, 6 assists and 2 steals for Rondo.  Rondo should be looking to even the score in this game. 

vs
Kendrick Perkins vs Chris Kaman
Chris Kaman netted a game-high 27 points and 12 boards in the last meeting between these two teams.  Perk has to do a better job in this game of slowing Kaman down. 

HonorableMention 
Kevin Garnett vs Marcus Camby
This is a matchup between 2 defensive players and it should be a battle.  Camby is the Clippers' leading rebounder and shot blocker  and both KG and Camby are key to their teams' focus and success.   This will be a tough matchup for both players. 

Game Notes
The Clippers are currently leading the season series 1-0; Celtics and Clippers split the season series 1-1 in 2008-09
Ray Allen led the Celtics with 18.5 points per game last season
Baron Davis averaged 14.5 points per game against the Celtics last year
The Cs are 6-5 against the Clippers since the 2004-05 season
The Celtics are leading the all-time series 81-31 with the Celtics 41-11 at home

Keys to the Game
Defense -  Defense wins games and the Celtics need to continue to make it a priority.  When they play team defense, good things happen.  They lost their trust on defense while KG was out.  Hopefully with him back, they will regain that trust  and get back to playing the lock down defense that will win them the championship. 

Rebound -  The Celtics need to make an effort to crash the boards and get more rebounds, especially on the offensive end.   In the past few games they have allowed themselves to be out-rebounded and that makes games alot closer than they should be.  Rebounding is all about effort and they have to get back to putting out that effort. 

Focus - The Celtics' focus has wavered recently and because of that they have lost several games they should have won.  They need to regain their focus and get back to playing as a team.

Play 48 minutes - The Celtics need to come out strong to start the game.  They also must play hard through all 4 quarters.  They did better against the Blazers but still didn't put them away when they had a lead.  They have to get back to putting teams away once they get them down. 

X-Factor
Revenge
The Celtics suffered a heartbreaker out in LA when Baron Davis hit a last second shot to win the game.  They have to have that game on their mind when they take the court in this one in order to even the score.   

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 10:39:46 AM »

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TP FL!

They need to put the clips away in dominant fashion!


(In other words: i just want a w, don't care how they get it though...  ;))

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 11:05:07 AM »

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TP aaaand, I might be here, but I'm certainly watching the game (which means as much as: probably working while I'm watching.

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 12:06:02 PM »

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Baron Davies broke my 5 year old son's hart.
that was his first celtics game ever.

hope we get them tonight!

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 12:24:44 PM »

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Revenge is a dish best served to the Clippers tonight!

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 12:38:30 PM »

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Thanks for post, FLCeltsFan and TP4U!

Payback time, Clips!
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Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 12:52:25 PM »

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I hope we crush the Clippers tonight! Payback time for the C's.

I feel good about this one. 3 days rest after KG's return, a lot of time to practice with the starting five at relative full-strength... it should be an easy win.

With that said the C's must not be complacent, and I certainly hope we stop gift-wrapping offensive rebounds to the opponent, starting tonight.

I don't think I will watch the game live but I will catch the replay tomorrow anyway.

TP FL and let's go C's! Let's warmup with the Clippers for the Lakers game next Sunday. :)

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010, 02:43:30 PM »

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TP FL, excellent work as always.

I'm really hoping the C's crash the boards hard tonight.  Not sure I'm a huge fan of Doc's philosophy on having the backcourt retreat and not help out, that strategy has been killing the C's as of late.  Better shooting (esp at the line) will help too.  Hopefully this game will be a good primer for the tough back to back set at the end of the week.

Go Celts!!

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2010, 07:27:44 PM »

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bump bump

TP to FL for the work.

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2010, 07:28:47 PM »

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Payback time!!!!!!!!!!!! :o
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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Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
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If Rondo is the player I believe he is, he will destroy Davis.

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2010, 07:32:51 PM »

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Tanguay for Gorman is not a fair trade for Celtics fans

It's sort of like trading Paul Pierce for a suspended Gilbert Arenas

Yuck
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Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
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Tanguay for Gorman is not a fair trade for Celtics fans

It's sort of like trading Paul Pierce for a suspended Gilbert Arenas

Yuck

Either way Tanguay 100X more tolerable than Donny

Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
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Let's try and contain Baron a little bit better this time around.


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Re: Clippers (19-23) at Celtics (28-13) 1/25
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If Rondo is the player I believe he is, he will destroy Davis.
Baron Davis has been playing some solid ball lately.