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Celtics (5-10) at Bobcats (7-7) Game #16 11/25
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Boston Celtics (5-10) at Charlotte Bobcats (7-7)
Monday, November 25, 2013
7:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #16 Road Game #10
TV: CSN-NE, SSO-CHA, NBA-LP 751(DTV)/511/751(XFinity)
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub, WFNZ, WBZ
Time Warner Cable Arena




PG SG SF PF C
Jordan Crawford.....Avery Bradley....Jeff Green....Brandon Bass....Jared Sullinger
 
Celtics Reserves
MarShon Brooks
Jordan Crawford
Kris Humphries
Vitor Faverani
Phil Pressey
Courtney Lee
Phil Pressey
Keith Bogans
Gerald Wallace

Injuries

Rajon Rondo (ACL)out
Kelly Olynyk (ankle)  day to day




PG SG SF PF C
Kemba Walker....Gerald Henderson....Michael Kidd-Gilchrist....Josh McRoberts....Al Jefferson

Bobcats Reserves
Bismack Biyombo
Jeff Taylor
Cody Zeller
Ramon Sessions
Anthony Tolliver
Jeff Adrien
Ben Gordon
Jannero Pargo
James Southerland

Injuries

Brendon Haywood (foot) out

Game Notes
The Celtics complete a brutal stretch of 5 games in 5 different cities in 7 nights with a game vs the Charlotte Bobcats.  The Celtics will be happy to get a day off before hosting the Grizzlies at the Garden on Wednesday. 

The is the second of 3 meetings between these two teams.  The Bobcats won the first game 89-83 at the garden earlier in November.  Jared Sullinger missed that game with a knee injury and Kelly Olynyk was unable to contain Big Al Jefferson who scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. 

Kelly Olynyk is still listed as day to day with a sprained ankle and is expected to miss this game.  I expect Brad Stevens to go with the same starting line up as against the Hawks since they got the win.  Sully is more physical than Kelly and should be more effective in keeping Jefferson from getting inside. 

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Key Matchups

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Avery Bradley vs Gerald Henderson
Henderson is averaging 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He is capable of going off at any given time for big numbers.  Avery's defense will be needed to keep him in check.

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Jared Sullinger vs Al Jefferson
Big Al got his first win over his former team this season.   In the first meeting between these two teams, Al finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.  Jared didn't play in that game and Kelly wasn't physical enough to keep Al away from the basket.  Hopefully, in this game, Sully can contain Big Al and also make Al work on the defensive end as well.

Keys to the Game
Take Care of the Ball- During the Celtics win streak, they averaged  under 14 turnovers a game.  In their win over the Hawks, they turned it over 17 times.  In the losses, they have turned it over 20 or more times, especially in the second half of games.  They have to focus on their passes and be aware of the defenders at all times and take better care of the ball.

Run and Set the Pace
- The Celtics must run every time down.  They can't walk the ball up and settle for a half court game.  When they run, they get easy baskets before the defense sets up.  They have to do that on every play.

Rebound - The Celtics can't run and they can't score if they don't have the ball.  They must crash the boards as a team and put out the extra effort it takes to get the rebounds. 

Get into the Paint - The Celtics must go to the hoop and get into the paint instead of settling for long jumpers.  Good things happen when they go to the basket. 

X-Factors
Focus and Fatigue
The Celtics are bound to be tired, playing in their 5th game in 7 nights.  They have to keep their focus on getting the win.  Their focus must win out over their fatigue. 

Re: Celtics (5-10) at Bobcats (7-7) Game #16 11/25
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 08:43:11 PM »

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I really want Gerald Henderson to grow his hair back.

Re: Celtics (5-10) at Bobcats (7-7) Game #16 11/25
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 08:47:46 PM »

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I really want Gerald Henderson to grow his hair back.

I said it in the earlier thread, I'll say it again.

The dude looks like Voldemort.
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Love the Sullinger and Jefferson matchup. It be the key to the game IMO. While I hate to say it, Sullinger better pack a lunch. I think Big Al may be getting ready to school the young man. It will be good for him though and he will learn from it going forward.
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flc makes these game so much more fun with his game threads. thanks again and tp.

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Big Al still has those ankle problems

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My son and I will be decked out in Celtic green right under the basket (Section 117) on Row B on the aisle, seats 1 and 2.  We are stoked!!!!  Hope to get some autographs:-)))  Is Rondo still traveling with the team?

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 09:01:52 PM »

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Love the Sullinger and Jefferson matchup. It be the key to the game IMO. While I hate to say it, Sullinger better pack a lunch. I think Big Al may be getting ready to school the young man. It will be good for him though and he will learn from it going forward.

It should be fun.  I'd love to see Sully push Big Al around a little bit down low. 
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C:    N. Vucevic/K. Olynyk/E. Davis/C. Jefferson

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My son and I will be decked out in Celtic green right under the basket (Section 117) on Row B on the aisle, seats 1 and 2.  We are stoked!!!!  Hope to get some autographs:-)))  Is Rondo still traveling with the team?

Smitty77

He was with them in Atlanta so I see no reason why he'd skip out on Charlotte.

Enjoy!
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My son and I will be decked out in Celtic green right under the basket (Section 117) on Row B on the aisle, seats 1 and 2.  We are stoked!!!!  Hope to get some autographs:-)))  Is Rondo still traveling with the team?

Smitty77

He was with them in Atlanta so I see no reason why he'd skip out on Charlotte.

Enjoy!

Sweet!!!  Thanks for the info D.o.s.  It would be simply amazing IF we can get RR's autograph.  Wish us luck.  We can get in 1.5 hours before tipoff, so hopefully we will have a shot at meeting a few players.

Smitty77

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No problem! Just make sure you bring your own Sharpie.

Also, if you could pop in after the game and fill us in with anything that doesn't show up in the broadcast (bench body language, for instance) that would be super rad.
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I want us to beat charlotte like we are supposed to beat them. if the Celtics cut down on these turnovers and play "thier game", the bobcats should not have a chance.
Boston has got to learn that the 3rd and 4th quarters are the most important, don't walk the ball up the court. if we run we will win more games and NO LAZY PASSES!!!

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