Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors
1:00PM, Air Canada Centre
With the Celtics much healthier for this rematch than they were when they last defeated Toronto, what do they have to worry about?
Answer: More than you might think.
The Raptors are hot, having gone 8-2 over the past ten and won three games in a row since that matchup in the Garden a few Sundays ago.
Keys to the Game:
Guarding Chris Bosh: The Celtics have to be wary of the talented and soon-to-be free-agent Bosh. Bosh did his best to keep Toronto in the game last time, but he couldn’t carry them on his back.
Defense, Defense, Defense: The Celtics have played some of their worst defense of the year against Toronto. Today they have to step it up and make sure that, even if Bosh manages a big game, nobody else from the Raptors does.
Ray Allen: No reason he shouldn’t have play as well against Toronto in the Air Canada Centre as he did in Boston – but if he doesn’t this game could be closer than expected.
Projected Starting Lineups:
1. PG: Rajon Rondo
2. SG: Ray Allen
3. SF: Paul Pierce
4. PF: Rasheed Wallace
5. C: Kendrick Perkins
1. PG: Jarrett Jack
2. SG: DeMar Derozan
3. SF: Hedo Turkoglu
4. PF: Chris Bosh
5. C: Andrea Bargnani