Boston (38-21) vs. Philadelphia (22-38)
7:00 PM ET – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
The Boston Celtics play the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in a divisional game. So far, Boston has dominated a weakened Atlantic Division with a record of 10-2.
The two losses? Philly and New Jersey. Go figure.
Philadelphia has lost four straight, and should be an easy win, but I’ve learned not to fully trust Boston, or take any games for granted . After a few wins in a row showcasing disciplined defense and good ball-movement, Boston will inexplicably revert to the team that takes halves off, doesn’t rebound, and turns the ball over like a fourth-grade CYO team.
Newly added guard Michael Finley likely will not play until at least Sunday. Ater Kendrick Perkins returned Wedneday from the flu , the full team seems recovered from the flu-bug Nate Robinson brought with him from New York.
For Philadelphia, Elton Brand is questionable, and Allen Iverson has left the team for good. The 76ers will be lead by scoring point guard Louis Williams, and do-it-all forward Andre Iqoudala.
Boston looks to continue both their division and road dominance, where they currently sport a league-best 21-10 road record.