The Celtics absolutely pummeled the Kings (108-63) in Sacramento last month, holding them to 28% shooting. But Doc Rivers is warning the guys about overlooking the 10-36 Kings tonight:
“Because you beat them by 45, they’ll know that,” Rivers said. “People have memories in this league, and they absolutely will be ready. I don’t care if you’re a good team or a bad team or an average team. Every team has pride. They’ll come in and they’ll want to show that was a fluke.”
The Kings did not have Kevin Martin for that first game. But will that matter? They’re 0-19 against the East, have lost 6 straight and Boston is the final stop in a 4 game in 5 nights road trip. Even without Scal, the Celtics should be able to secure their 38th victory of the season.
Another thing we learned about the Kings after that first game: their dancers like to party.
And for what its worth – the 19-26 Bobcats beat the Lakers last night in Los Angeles.