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OPEN THREAD: GAME #27 - Warriors @ Celtics

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Warriors (W-L): 12-14

Celtics (W-L): 10-13

Time: 4:30PM PST tip off

TV: FSN Bay Area

Radio: KNBR 1050

You know how we said that we need to go 3-3 on the road trip? Well we've got one of the 3's down as in 0-3, we just have to start filling in the "The W Column" (shameless plug). Boston is a great and only place to start moving towards a 3-3 road trip. After blowing the game in the 4th quarter in 3 straight games, the Warriors really need to figure out how to put a full game together. Had they just played decent in each of those 4th quarters we might be talking about a 3-0 start to the road trip rather than 0-3.

That's all in the past, so let's move forward. Boston is HOT right now. Not quite as hot as the new GSoM Clothing Line, but still 5 wins in a row constitutes hotness. They have Paul Pierce and Wally Szcxzczxyzerbiak complemented by some young role players, Sebastian Telfair, Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, and Gerald Green. Any one of those role players can step up and deliver. Against the Warriors, it's probably going to be the big man Al Jefferson. The past 3 games, Diaw, Bargnani, and Kristic have torn up the Warriors. 3 power forwards not expected to blow up, did so against our boys. So it's Al Jefferson's turn unless someone has an answer.

As far as the Warriors, Monta is probably out for the game. Why is it that as soon as we get JRich and Ike back, Monta has to go down? Tommy Abdenour must be a busy man and could make a return to the All-Star game.

Check out Celtics Blog for some more preview goodness.

Vegas Odds: Boston favored by 2 points.

Predictions:

  • Boston is absolutely devastated by the trade of AI to the Nuggets, so I'll take the Warriors by 12
  • Al Jefferson explodes for 20-12
  • Baron goes for 30+ points and 10+ assists
  • JRich flies high, no lie, you know this. BALLIN!
  • Barnes' hustle is the key to the win

Make sure to drop your vote for who you think will win in the Comments. If you're watching or listening near a computer, post any comments you have during the game right here.

What time is it? GAME TIME!!!

UPDATE: Live Box Score from Yahoo!

UPDATE 2:

Warriors Win!! 96-95

Stay tuned for the recap and a new surprise at the GSoM Store...