Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Game Day: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors

  1. #1
    Administrator Dr. James Naismith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Almonte
    Posts
    3,940
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Game Day: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors



    Boston Celtics @ Toronto Raptors

    25-9, 1st Atlantic, (Road: 14-5) -- 19-18, 2nd Atlantic, (Home: 12-5)

    WHEN: Sun., Jan. 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm ET
    WHERE: Air Canada Centre
    TV/Radio: TSN, TSN HD, FAN590 Radio



    TORONTO RAPTORS
    (click on logo for team stats)

    Starters

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

    Bench

    (L to R): Belinelli, Weems, Johnson, Nestrovic, Wright, Calderon

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Evans, O'Bryant, Banks

    BOSTON CELTICS
    (click on logo for team stats)

    Starters

    (L to R): Rondo, R. Allen, Pierce, Wallace, Perkins

    Bench

    (L to R): House, Scalabrine, Williams, Giddens, T. Allen, Davis

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Garnett, Daniels, Walker

    Who's Hot

    TORONTO RAPTORS


    Andrea: 21 PPG IN LAST 5 GP / Bosh: 25.4 PPG IN LAST 5 GP

    BOSTON CELTICS


    R. Allen: 20 PPG IN LAST 3 GP / Rondo: 19.8 PPG IN LAST 5 GP

    Key Match-ups


    Rajon Rondo vs. Jarrett Jack


    Ray Allen vs. DeMar DeRozan

    GAME PREVIEWS


    (click on image for preview *NOTE: only available on "Game Day")


    (click on image for preview *NOTE: only available on "Game Day")

    Prediction

    - 92
    - 94

    Until we beat Boston, I can't predict a win. I hope I eat some crow today, but with Pierce and Rondo back in the line-up and Ray Allen playing extremely well as of late, this is going to be a tough game to win no matter how hot we are right now.

  2. #2
    Administrator Dr. James Naismith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Almonte
    Posts
    3,940
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    BTW, any of you fine folk attending today's game at the ACC?

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic Starter Gurk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    321
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Big loss. With both Rondo and Pierce back we have no chance
    Last name ever, first name greatest

  4. #4
    Super Moderator .40 Cal Flakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    T Dot
    Posts
    1,276
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Something is telling me the Raps are going to grind out a win today. It will be tough and very close but I say the Dinos are gonna get the W!

    Raps 103

    Celtics 101

    LET'S GO RAPTORS!

  5. #5
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Good test for the Raptors tonight. Good chance for the Raps to show what they're made of.

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Nice composure by the Raptors after the poor start

  7. #7
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Raptors should attack Paul Pierce. He isn't moving well at all defensively. Looks injured.

  8. #8
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Nice job by Bargnani to block Davis' shot in the lane. Good job helping out DeRozan in the post.

  9. #9
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Toronto has been outplaying the Celtics since their poor start.

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I don't like seeing the Calderon and Jack backcourt. I thought the Raptors athleticism at the SG + SF + PF positions + length inside was causing the Celtics problems earlier in the game.

    I'd like to see Calderon + Weems + DeRozan + Bosh + Bargnani out there. Hedo Turkoglu and Jack as the other two perimeter players used and Amir as the only backup big. A nice tight 8 man rotation.

  11. #11
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Chris Bosh had a big first half.
    • 19 points on 6-10 shooting from the floor + 7-7 from the line.
    • 5 rebounds
    • 2 blocks and altered a few others.

    They've got nobody that can defend Bosh with KG out injured.

    Jose Calderon was excellent too. He caused the Celtics a lot of problems off those high screen and rolls.

    Bargnani had some good moments also.

  12. #12
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Bad start to the third quarter from the Raptors. They could and should be down 20 points at this stage but Boston's poor play is allowing them to hang around.

    Toronto are a very dangerous team near the end of games because of their offense. If they get hot at the right moment they could take this game from Boston.

  13. #13
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That three point by Wallace should do it. Raps down 12 with 6 to play.

  14. #14
    Super Moderator .40 Cal Flakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    T Dot
    Posts
    1,276
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    These losses against the Celts are getting harder to handle.
    I really, really hate them. I don't know how much more of it I can take.

  15. #15
    Super Moderator .40 Cal Flakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    T Dot
    Posts
    1,276
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Dirrty dunk by CB4 over Sheldon Willaims!


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •