If you like the Celtics in this matchup, THIS is the game you want to bet. Getting a straight 6 points now. Me, I’m staying away.
There are a lot of adjustments the Celtics can make to play better in this game. Getting Pierce onto Kobe from the start of the game is number one. Going to Ray Allen against Derek Fisher again and again and again is also important. (Rivers has to make the Lakers pay for putting Kobe on Rondo.) Using pick and roll to free Pierce from Artest’s clutches. Rondo being more assertive.
But it might not matter, because Kevin Garnett doesn’t look right.