So it wasn’t the best ending to Christmas. The C’s didn’t look great, and it’s giving C’s haters plenty of ammunition. That’s fine. They can talk all they want in December. I’m more concerned with June. But I’m officially bored with the Lakers trolls now.
The C’s are in Oakland, and they won’t be seeing the same team that forced the Celtics to come back at home. Corey Maggette had 32 in that game… but he’s out for tonight. Stephen Jackson had 30 in that game and he’s been out for a week with a hand injury. He’s shooting for a return tonight, but even if he does come back, he could be rusty. Jamal Crawford had 18 against the C’s, but he’s been nursing a groin injury.
It would be nice to get this thing out of the way early so Leon Powe can come in and get substantial minutes in front of his home crowd. Oakland hasn’t been kind to the Celtics recently (Boston has lost 10 of its last 12 at Oracle, including 4 in a row), but this clearly isn’t the same Warriors team.