Browse Archives by:

The Christmas party ends tonight


Boston (41 – 9) vs.
LA Lakers (39 – 9)
8:00 PM ET, TNT

Three things to watch for tonight:

  • The Lakers will be playing their fifth game in a six game road trip that has zigzagged across the country with stops in Minnesota, Memphis, New York and  Toronto. Not exactly an ideal traveling schedule. The good news for the Celtics is that besides the Lakers playing their 2nd game of a back to back, coming off a win last night in Toronto, they will be playing their fifth game in seven nights. The competition has not been challenging, with LA picking up wins against all four opponents so far — all sub .500 teams. However, none of the wins have been true blowouts until the end of the games with the starters logging major minutes in all of them, especially Pau Gasol who has averaged 43 minutes a game since Andrew Bynum went down. Knowing this, it won’t be surprising to see the Celtics have their foot on the gas from the beginning of this game with Rajon Rondo to try to run on and wear down what is likely to be a tired Lakers team.
  • As noted earlier, Gasol has seen increased playing time since Bynum went down and has been sure to reap the benefits posting huge lines averaging of 31 points and 14.5 rebounds in his last two games. It should be a different story in Boston tonight as Kendrick Perkins should make life tougher for Gasol down low. It will be interesting to see if the Celtics give any help to Perkins down low, and if a well rested Kevin Garnett will match up with Gasol at all when Lamar Odom, (who was inserted into the starting lineup at PF once Bynum got hurt) is out of the game. Gasol killed the Celtics down the stretch on Christmas Day, making several clutch plays down the stretch off of feeds from Kobe Bryant to wrap up that game for the Lakers. With Bynum not in there to clog up the lane however and take some attention off of Gasol, it will be intriguing to see how effective he is.
  • Who guards Kobe? The likely answer is a mix of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Tony Allen, who in particular has always been a pest to Kobe when the two teams have matched up. Kobe has clearly taken more of the offensive burden once Bynum went down, attempting 28 shots last night after going for 61 points Monday night in MSG. It will be interesting to see if the Celtics try to double or trap Kobe or instead let him get his 30-35 points and key on shutting down the rest of the Lakers offense.
  • Laker Nation

    awfully quiet in here…

  • http://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews Lauren Railing

    An increasing body of academic analysis implies that gaming strengthens imagination, decision-making and perception. The particular benefits are large varying, from superior hand-eye control in surgeons to imagination adjustments that increase night driving a car potential.People who played action-based video and computer online games conducted decisions 25% faster as compared to some people without affecting exactness, according to a report. Without a doubt, the most skillful game players could make decisions and act on all of them up to 6 times a second—four times quicker compared to the majority, other experts found. Additionally, practiced video game competitors will pay focus on more than 6 issues immediately without getting overwhelmed, compared with the four that somebody can typically remember, claimed University of Rochester researchers. The studies were conducted by themselves of the businesses that provide video and computer video games

no prescription xenical bupropion tab zithromax 500 mg pfizer viagra on line buy deltasone online cipro in south africa purchase viagra without a prescription levitra website orlistat price discount cialis online cialis online us paxil lexapro cheap cialis in uk canadian propecia buy cipro in usa cheap viagra no prescription generic levitra canada viagra tab generic levitra mastercard natural alternative to paroxetine buying viagra from india purchase discount cialis buy prednisone online without a prescription lowest cost levitra best and cheapest viagra pills cialis pricing nolvadex price no prescription how to order cialis online celebrex price where to buy cialis cheap non prescription generic cialis top selling herbal viagra cialis discount overnight viagra sales in uk alternative paxil genuine cialis online viagra online stores online rx diflucan buy cheap generic viagra zithromax dosing how much is accutane cialis com purchase cytotec online azithromycin cheapest cheapest viagra online online pharmacies uk amoxicillin canada diflucan buy daily cialis online accutane oklahoma viagra cheap canada viagra discount sales purchase viagra in uk buy amoxicillin online xenical pharmacy ordering levitra buying viagra online legal cheap authentic viagra one day shipping amoxil side effects viagra how to buy cialis online best best price celebrex generic cialis lowest price buy cialis in canada us cialis propecia mexico online prescription viagra azithromycin purchase online cheap cialis online without a persciption cialis order on line dose amoxicillin levitra canadian cialis canada 5mg celebrex cost australia azithromycin 500 mg viagra online sale buy levitra in europe wellbutrin online pharmacy viagra canada pharmacies order nolvadex viagra professional pfizer cymbalta australia for sale buy online purchase viagra flagyl buy generic cymbalta 20mg wellbutrin online prescription cialis online american internet viagra pharmacy buy cipro online cheap viagra pill viagra approved viagra buy usa side effects for zithromax viagra 25 mg canadian pharmacy cheap generic viagra cipro generic 100mg of paxil real cialis pharmacies herbal alternative to lasix order viagra in canada cipro xr bayer discount clomid levitra online sales cheap levitra prescription cialis brand approved cialis cheap viagra discount generic viagra professional viagra pfizer 50 mg female viagra europe furosemide 40mg tab