Watch out. The Raptors have won four straight and are seeking revenge. The Celtics won both games against them this season, the most recent being a 112-84 shellacking. According to all those Raptors’ fans who flooded this site before that game, it’s about respect. Toronto is the defending Atlantic Division champs, damnit! And we Celtics fans should be more humble. How’s this for humility? Today’s game might actually be competitive. Ray Allen and his sore ankle didn’t make the trip. (Granted TJ Ford is still in traction, but Jose Calderon is playing out of his mind.) The Raptors have a chance. (As of 8am, there was no line for this game. Once Vegas wakes up and realizes Ray Allen isn’t playing, expect the Celtics to be favored by 3.)
Here’s a great quote from Doc Rivers who busted Glen Davis’ balls for practicing with a wrap on his left wrist.
“We’d rip your hand off if we saw that back when I played,” said Rivers. “He’s putting a bull’s-eye on,” Rivers said.
Gotta love the old school mentality.
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Let’s all wish good luck to our buddy John. He’ll be freezing his ass off this afternoon, watching the Patriots and Jets. Enjoy those $8 hot chocolates. And no, watching the game from the medic tent doesn’t make you a pussy.