CP3 and Hornets Take on Rondo and Celtics at the Garden

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New Orleans Hornets (1-1) at Boston Celtics (3-0)
Sunday, November 1
6:00 PM ET
Game #4 Home Game #3
TD Garden

[image] ProbableStarters Coach: Doc Rivers 
Average Age: 27.8 Average Height: 6-6 Average Weight: 224 
PG [image] Rajon Rondo 6.7 PPG 12.3 APG 2.3 SPG 
SG [image] Ray Allen 18 PPG 2.3 APG .471 3P% 
SF [image] Paul Pierce 20 PPG 7.3 RPG 3 APG 
PF [image] Kevin Garnett 13 PPG 7 RPG 2BPG 
C [image] Kendrick Perkins 9 PPG 4 RPG 2.7 BPG 
Reserves Rasheed Wallace Marquis Daniels Eddie House Shelden Williams Lester Hudson JR Giddens Injuries Tony Allen (ankle) out Bill Walker (knee) out Brian Scalabrine (ankle) day to day Big Baby Davis (thumb) out [image]  
Coach: Byron Scott Average Age: 27.4 Average Height: 6-6 Average Weight: 219 Probable Starters 
PG [image] Chris Paul 28.5 PPG 6.5 APG 0 SPG 
 SG [image] Morris Peterson 7 PPG 0 APG .286 3P% 
 SF [image] Julian Wright 9.5 PPG 5.5 RPG 1.5 APG 
 PF [image] David West 15.5 PPG 8.5 RPG 1.5 BPG 
 C [image] Emeka Okafor 14.5 PPG 11.5 RPG 2 BPG 
Reserves Peja Stojakovic Bobby Brown Hilton Armstrong James Posey Darius Songalia Devin Brown Darren Collison Injuries Ike Diogu (knee) questionable 
Key Matchups [image] vs [image] Rajon Rondo 6.7 PPG 12.3 APG 2.3 SPG Chris Paul 28.5 PPG 6.5 APG 0 SPG Chris Paul is one of the top PG's in the league and is a challenge for any team. Rondo has always played well against Paul and hopefully will continue that trend in this game.
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Kevin Garnett 13 PPG 7 RPG 2BPG David West 15.5 PPG 8.5 RPG 1.5 BPG West is often the focal point of the Hornets offense and KG's defense will be needed in this game to try to keep him from going off on the Celtics. 
Honorable Mention [image] vs [image] Marquis Daniels 5.3 PPG 3.3 APG .333 3P% James Posey 2.5 PPG 1.5 RPG 1 APG Last season, without a replacement for James Posey, the Celtics bench struggled on both ends of the floor. Now, with Marquis Daniels, the Celtics bench is hitting on all cylinders. It will be interesting to see who wins this head to head matchup. 
Game Notes • Celtics swept the season series 2-0 against New Orleans in 2008-09 • Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29.0 points per game last season • David West led the Hornets with 19.0 points per game against the Celtics last season • The Celtics are 7-3 against the Hornets since the 2004-05 season • The Celtics are leading the all-time series 40-31 with the Celtics 19-16 at home