Boston vs Detroit
7:30 P.M. ET
Boston: 102.7 points/100 possessions (16th)
Detroit: 95.4 points/100 possessions (26th)
Boston: 109.3 points allowed/100 possessions (25th)
Detroit: 113.1 points allowed/100 possessions (29th)
Key Injuries: Chris Wilcox (shoulder) is out. Mickael Petrius (knee) is still not quite ready.
Probable Detroit Starters: Rodney Stuckey (PG), Ben Gordon (SG), Tayshaun Prince (SF), Jonas Jerebko (PF), Greg Monroe (C)
View From The Opposing Bench: Piston Powered
There’s nothing like getting to finally play a home game after three straight road losses. Seriously, I say this because I can’t remember when this has ever happened. Luckily, the Celtics get their Captain, and last year’s leading scorer, Paul Pierce back. Barring any ridiculous injury/natural disaster, the Celtics look primed to pick up their first win of the season.
This is said with cautious confidence. I would never guarantee a win because that is stupid. I will say, however, that our buddy Dan Feldman over at Piston Powered ends his preview with an obligatory “0 and 10 Watch”. A welcome sign for tonight’s game.
Some Things to Watch For:
I need to make this quick because BRobb and I need to get to the court but here are a few things that are kicking around my head:
- End the Slow Starts: I really want to see the Cs get out to a lead early and maintain it.
- All Bench Unit: Will this Frankenstein lineup put anything together?
- E’Taun Moore over Avery Bradley: Doc Rivers said Moore had jumped over AB in the depth chart after the New Orleans loss. AB has been getting in early in the first half so I’m interested to see if Moore gets any early run.
- Defense? Will it show up? We know the starters can play it but the jury is still out on this newfangled bench.
- Bassmaster: At least one monster dunk? Does he keep the solid-backup PF play going? Celtics fans haven’t been used to that…
Enjoy the game!
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