Post-game Reactions


Philadelphia @ Boston
TD Garden
6:00 PM

Offensive Efficiency
98.2 points/100 possessions (25th)
102.3 points/100 possessions (10th)

Defensive Efficiency
96.7 points allowed/100 possessions (3rd)
94.5 points allowed/100 possessions (1st)

Probable Philadelphia starters: Jrue Holiday (PG), Evan Turner (SG), Andre Iguodala (SF), Elton Brand (PF),Spencer Hawes (C)

View from opposing bench: Philadunkia

Thumbnail: Tonight’s matchup is extremely pivotal for the two Atlantic Division rivals jockeying for playoff positioning. The Celtics hold a two-game lead in the division right now over the Sixers, but Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker over Boston in the head-to-head after going 2-0 at Wells Fargo Center against the Celts. With both teams still not assured of a playoff spot thanks to the hot Milwaukee Bucks, look for an incredibly intense affair this evening.

The Celtics will give Avery Bradley his third straight start at shooting guard over Ray Allen. The veteran sharpshooter has appeared to adjust to the switch to sixth man well so far, averaging 16.5 points in his two games off the bench, but he isn’t sure if he will get comfortable with the move: “I don’t think it can happen for me to ultimately be comfortable with these 11 or so games we have left because none of us are getting into routines as far as settling in and what are roles are. You just adapt the best way you can,” Allen explained.

Boston has struggled in back-to-back contests this season, going 7-9 against opponents on the second night of those contests. The Celts’ are undefeated (5-0) however when they play the second game of a back-to-back at the TD Garden.
Notes courtesy of Ten before Tip on NBA.com. You can check out my full post by clicking HERE

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  • skeeds

    damn this 2nd quarter lineup with Bradley, Ray, Sasha, KG and the Steamer are balling again!

    Doc's on to something right here…

  • Lantrell Walker

    C's defense is as quick & vicious as a bulldog chasing a postman


  • I_Love_Green

    Finally broke away from the family to catch that 3rd quarter. Really wish I could've seen the first half too, but we're playing great!

  • onecowboytoo

    Thanks Easter Bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anthony

    Anyone else noticed Sasha was our leading rebounder in the 1st half? Love when the bench can produce.

  • I_Love_Green

    One step closer to the division title!