Re: Celtics vs. Magic
posted at 1/19/2014 5:35 PM EST
5 Things Celtics must do to win tonight - Magic 1/19
After blowing a huge lead to the Lakers on Friday, the Celtics will, yet again, look to begin their run to the playoffs tonight when they head down to Orlando for a battle with the 10-30 Magic. Now, looking at their record, I'm assuming that the Celtics are the better team here, although I still don't think they'll win. I mean, lately they've shown absolutely no interest in doing so, so why should I expect them to suddenly turn it around tonight? Anyway, now that I've said that, here's tonight's five things:
5. GIVE HUMPHRIES MORE PLAYING TIME: Against the Lakers, Kris Humphries, despite the fact that he's been awesome all year, played just 11 minutes, which severely limited his production. So yea, tonight Stevens really has to make sure he gets out there.
4. KEEP LETTING OLYNYK SNOOT On Friday, Kelly Olynyk finally showed us how good he can be, leading the Celtics with 25 points on 11/17 shooting. I doubt he'll be able to replicate that performance anytime soon, but hey, why not let him try to?
3. GET BETTER SHOOTING FROM GREEN: As always, Jeff Green couldn't buy a basket against the Lakers, scoring just a measly 4 points on 4/12 shooting. Now let's be honest, he probably won't turn it around tonight, but I have hope he can.
2. GET MORE PRODUCTION FROM RONDO: In his first game back on Friday, Rajon Rondo unsurprisingly struggled, recording just 4 assists while scoring just 8 points. Now unlike Green, I think he'll turn it around tonight, but he's still gotta make sure I'm correct.
1. FINISH STRONG: If this Celtics team could just keep it together in the fourth quarter, they'd have a lot more wins this season. But, since they haven't, I guess we just gotta hope they do tonight.
Anyway, this one'll tip-off tonight at 6:00 pm ET. You can see it on CSN New England and FSN Florida. Enjoy it.