Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics Preview

Posted by GreenBanner18 on January 14, 2010 at 2:05 AM

Tonight the Celtics will come home to face the Chicago Bulls at the TD Garden. The Bulls come in with a 16-20 record but have cruised in their previous 2 matchups against the Pistons and T'Wolves. The Celtics come in with a 27-10 record and are on the rear of a back to back. The good thing for the Celtics was how much they got to rest their starters. The Celtics will have to prove some kind of home court dominance tonight, as they have just as many losses at home so far this year, as they do on the road. The game will be nationally televised at 8:00 PM ET on TNT.


What to Watch for:

  • Rondo vs. Derrick Rose- always a matchup to pay attention to because it is two young guards who are trying to prove that they are the best in the league at what they do.
  • John Salmons- Although he has had a tough year thus far, he played very well against the Celtics last year in the playoffs, therefore will probably come into this game with a ton of confidence.
  • If the Bulls get down early they may roll over after the way the Celtics have shredded them in the first 2 matchups this year. They may get the "oh here we go again" thinking.
  • Once up big, the Celtics can not let them back into the game like they allowed the Hawks. This has become a recurring theme that has plagued the C's.
  • Hopefully Noah fouls out or something because I don't know how long I can watch him play. He is the worst part of this matchup. He is an average player who is very cocky.

A win tonight is key for the Celtics because then they will have 3 days of rest at home, before they suit back up next Monday to face the Dallas Mavs. It is more key for me, because I don't want to hold onto a loss for 3 days. I don't know about you but the time between the Hawks game and the Nets game (1 day) was far too much.


Make sure to check back tomorrow morning for the recap on our opinion of the game.

Categories: Boston Celtics

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