Celtics' nightmare road trip continues tonight in San Antonio
Some lowlights from last night included:
- 5 turnovers by the C's in the first quarter on their way to giving up 40 points. The Celtics put up 18.
- If you didn't think it could get any worse than the Minnesota game for Jeff Green it did. Green's stat line: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist.
- On the flip side Avery Bradley played great in Minnesota but was lackluster at best last night going 5 - 22 from the floor.
Some of the reason for the excessive amount of shots Bradley's been taking is because Jeff Green is not being aggressive. Which, in turn, is not, freeing teammates up for shots. As a result Avery was trying to force it off the bounce last night.
- Jordan Crawford 1 - 8 from the field.
San Antonio comes into tonight's game with a Western Conference best 9 - 1 record. Thus far, they haven't played the toughest schedule with their lone loss coming at Portland. But, still, they only have one loss.
They also have had five nights off coming into tonight so will be well rested and ready to play.
Some other tidbits:
- The Spurs are the most balanced offensive team in the league placing five players in double figures led by Tony Parker at 18.5 per.
- Defensively they are third in the league only allowing 89.3 points per game.
- Tim Duncan is averaging career lows in both points and rebounds (12 and 7).
Even with Duncan's decreased production don't expect it to get any easier for the Celtics tonight:
My prediction: San Antonio 96 Boston 79.
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