"Zero" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Game Overview: Though it seemed that this Celtics team was fading into the night at the beginning of the year, they've come on quite strongly as of late. Paul Pierce is still getting it done and scoring pretty well, though not as well as previous years. Rajon Rondo has been here and there fighting injuries, but remains on of the most uniquely good players in the league. Kevin Garnett struggles against his own age to continue to be an effective starter and handles it pretty well. He's been somewhat inconsistent, but should definitely still be considered a great defender and a solid threat on offense. He's not what he used to be, but he's not gone either. Also, Ray Allen is still one of the best jump shooters in the league, especially off of screens.
Key Matchup: Tyrus Thomas vs. Paul Pierce -- I have no clue if the Bobcats will trot out the same lineup as against Phoenix, but if Tyrus is still expected to defend the SF, I think he'll have trouble tonight. Pierce is a crafty sonuvagun and is adept at scoring in the midrange, as well as drawing fouls. I tend to think Pierce can take Thomas off the dribble well enough to score and draw Thomas into foul trouble otherwise.
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