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The Celtics impressed again Friday night, beating the Hawks 106-83. They weren’t impressive the whole game, as the Hawks made a nice run in the 3rd quarter to get the lead under 10 points, but the C’s pulled away to get the 23-point win. The C’s have now blown out every team they’ve faced at home to race to a 3-0 Garden record.
Stat Line of the Game: Kevin Garnett
Now, the Celtics’ truest test comes. They had to travel to New Jersey soon after the game to get ready for tonight’s game (7:30 start) against the Nets. The Nets did not play Friday so they will be well-rested and ready to knock off the East’s top team. The Nets last played Thursday night when they beat the Wizards 87-85 in New Jersey. As you all may remember, we killed the Wizards on Opening Night.
The one team that gave the Nets much trouble this year is the one that gave us trouble: The Toronto Raptors. The Raptors murdered them last Friday in the Nets’ Home Opener, 106-69. YUCK. But, why do I think the Nets will beat us tonight? Here are five reasons…
There you have it, I see a tight game all game, with the Nets pulling out a 5-point victory after a few big Jason Kidd shots.