Tag:Doc River
Posted on: December 21, 2008 10:05 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2009 12:48 am
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Celtics vs Knicks Review

The Celtics played another impressive game tonight. They beat the Knicks 124-105 in Boston. It's now 18 in a row for the red hot Celtics as they picked up there NBA leading 26th win tonight. The Celtics are just playing amazing basketball, just beating up everyone in there path. The Knicks didn't stand much of a chance tonight as I figured. I didn't see the Knicks to have much of a chance tonight. Anwyays, let's break down tonight's game.


The Celtic's looked very impressive tonight in there 124-105  win over the New York Knicks. The Celtics opened this game up earlier, when they lead 40-21 after the first Qtr, the Knicks defense just wasn't there from the start. They played much better in the 2nd Qtr only allowing 26 points, but when you give up 40 in the 1st Qtr, the chances are you go into the locker room down. Which they did. The Celtics went into the locker room down 66-58. The Celtics controled the 3rd and 4 Qtr's and had no trouble holding off the Knicks as they went on to win 124-105. Rondo played another impressive game. He has a career high 26 points, 6 points, and 5 assists. 7 Celtics scored in double figured including the 4 other starters, Tony Allen and Leon Powe. Eddie House also chipped in with 9 points.


The Knicks defense looked bad in this one. Plain and simple. They gave up 124 points, that pretty much shows how bad there defense played. The Celtics shot 65% from the field, you'll never win if a team shoots 65% from the field. The Knicks only shot 43% from the floor and just didn't look very fluent on offense or defense for that matter. They shot 20-26 from the FT line and only turned the ball over 12 times to the Celtics 23, but the game was still a 19 point blow out. Quentin Richardson had a nice evening for the Knicks dropping 29 points on the Celtics. Nate Robinson came off the bench to score 23 points and Chris Duhon dropped 20.
                                        
Quention Richardson had a great night in Boston.  He scored 29 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Nate Robinson also played pretty good with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.The Knicks didn't play that bad on the offensiveside of the ball. They did put 105 points on theboard and shot an ok 43% from the field. They also shot 76% from the free throw line, which is also pretty average but not too bad. They took care of the basketball also, only 12  turnovers. They also shot well from beyond the arcat 39%. The offensive numbers were there tonight. The Celtics had a good offensive and a pretty average defensive night compared to some of the games the Celtics have played on defense this season. On offense they out up 124 points, so you can't really complain and on defense they only allowed to shot 43% from the field, so not a bad effort. The Knicks shot 39% from the beyond the 3 point line and that helped there 105 point total for the night. They hit 13 of 33, 3 pointers, which is a good night of long range shooting. The Celtics shot 65% from the floor and 50% from behind the line, so a very good shooting night for the Celtics. They didn turn the ball over 23 times, which is a little odd for the Celtics, but it's not a big concern of mine.

Player of the Game
Rajon Rondo had a nice good tonight and I think he deserving of the player of the game honors. He had a career high 26 points, breaking his career high of 22 set on Monday of this week. He also had 6 rebounds and 5 assists and was a big part of the Celtics 124-105 beating of the New York Knicks.

Posted on: December 12, 2008 1:01 am
 

Celtics vs Hornets Preview

Last night the Celtics beat up on the Wizards to improve there record to 21-2, the best start in team history. They also extended there winning streak to 13 games with the 122-88 beating of the Wizards. Now up for tonight is the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets sit 12-6 ans should test the Celtics winning streak. The Hornets are tied with Houston for the lead in the Southwest Division. Bryon Scott has done a excellent job coaching this team, since he arrived. This game will be played in the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, should be a fun game.

Here are my projected starting line ups.

New Orleans

C: Tyson Chandler
PF:  David West
SF: Peja Stojakovic
SG: Rasual Butler
PG: Chris Paul

Boston

C: Kendrick Perkins
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Paul Pierce
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Rajon Rondo

Prediction

Well, last night I predicted the Celtics and Wizards games completely wrong. I picked that game to be tight in the 4th and the Celtics to only win 103-94, so as you see I was way off. I also think this game will be close. The Celtics are playing back to back, so that plays into the hands of the Hornets. The Hornets are also a better team then the now, 4-16 Wizards. I see the Celtics jumping on the Hornets Early, there playing on there home floor in Boston, so they should be pumped and ready to go. I think the Celtics will open up a quick double digit lead in the 1st half and take the lead into the locker room at half time. I do expect Byron Scott to make some adjustments and have his team ready for the 2nd half. I see the Hornets and Celtics both making some runs in the 2nd half, trying to control the game. You'll probably see a lot of lead changes in the 2nd half. I do see the Celtics winning, 104-97.
 
 
 
 
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