Steve Blake’s courageous bench efforts will no longer be needed for the diminishing Lakers. I could go on and on about the teams’ struggles but we have an exciting game on hand here tonight. Great point guard matchup between king dime (rondo) and baby dime (Marshall). Should be exciting in that respective matchup. No Kobe as given, but return of Pau Gasol will be much needed as he is a double double threat every night. Very surprised they did not trade him. No nick young or Xavier Henry still and Nash is day by day, given the guy is 40! Enough about the Lakers though. Celtics have a reprised Rondo and a solid team around him. Avery Bradley can help him with minutes and Gerald Wallace can give you intangibles, like a lesser version of Nico Batum of the Blazers. Brandon Bass has quietly been an offensive threat and I love his game. He hustles on D and is just excited to be on the floor every night, much respect. Sullinger is game time after an ankle roll and if he can’t go the game could be tighter. I like Olynyk off the in his replacement. Could be close down the stretch and a little Staple Center magic could propel the Lakers who are abysmal on O. My overall gut tells me Celtics win and Jeff Green and Rondo propel the offense. Oh and btw, Kendall Marshall will have his usual double digit assist. Enjoy my
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While I left to go to the gas station at the end of the third, the Lakers managed to score their last 44 points FROM THE BENCH! Celtics outscored by 20 points in the fourth and let guys like Kent Bazemore and Marshon Brooks get loose. No Bryant , no problem? I don’t know, the celtics are still rebuilding with first year coach Brad Stevens and need more offensive pieces. Brandon Bass enjoyed a 20 point night and as predicted Rondo covered by 16.5 assist rebound total. We did lose the matchup but both these teams are mediocre and props and street cred to the east coast people who watched this mediocre game.