Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics

16-17, 2nd Atlantic, (Road: 5-12) -- 23-8, 1st Atlantic, (Home: 10-4)

WHEN: Sat., Jan. 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm ET
WHERE: TD Garden
TV/Radio: TSN2, TSN2 HD, FAN590 Radio



TORONTO RAPTORS
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Starters

(L to R): Jack, DeRozan, Wright, Bosh, Bargnani

Bench

(L to R): Belinelli, Weems, Banks, Johnson, Nestrovic, Mensah-Bonsu

Team Injuries/Inactive List

(L to R): Evans, O'Bryant, Calderon, Turkoglu

BOSTON CELTICS
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Starters

(L to R): Giddens, R. Allen, T. Allen, Wallace, Perkins

Bench

(L to R): House, Scalabrine, Daniels, Williams, Hudson, Walker

Team Injuries/Inactive List

(L to R): Davis, Rondo, Pierce, Garnett

Who's Hot

TORONTO RAPTORS


Andrea: 21.7 PPG IN LAST 3 GP / Bosh: 23.8 PPG IN LAST 4 GP

BOSTON CELTICS


R. Allen: 18.8 PPG IN LAST 6 GP / T. Allen: 11 PPG IN LAST 4 GP

Key Match-ups


Rasheed Wallace vs. Chris Bosh


Ray Allen vs. DeMar DeRozan

GAME PREVIEWS


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Prediction

- 99
- 91

This game is far from being a "gimme", but I'll be pretty disappointed if we can take advantage of the injury depleted Celtics or as Arsenalist likes to refer to they as ... the C**tics.

BTW, I haven't heard an update regarding Hedo yet so I still have him in the starting five and if his status changes I'll edit the line-up.