Posted by: C. Smith
12/09/10 5:20 pm EST
This very late, very brief edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent the aging and banged up, but still very good Boston Celtics.
The 76ers are riding a 5-game home winning streak and have won 4 of their last 5 overall so they have some momentum going for the first time all year. Still this sudden wave of good play and success will not be enough to carry the 7-6 past an injury riddled Boston squad. Obviously we hope and pray that Sixers win tonight, but we just don’t see it happening.
Here’s the reason why…Even though the C’s appear ripe for the picking — they played last night while the Sixers are rested, they have a host of injuries that have put key players out and their starters are banged up, one thing is for certain — Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen will be on the floor tonight. Shaq will most likely make a cameo as well. Those facts give the C’s a distinct advantage over Philadunkia’s home team as we simply don’t have that kind of talent. So even though the 7-6 went 1-3 vs. Boston last year and played them tough in several of those defeats (L’s by 3 and 10 points), we feel the Sixers will be over matched again tonight and suffer a close loss to their arch rivals.
For a little more insight into the Celtics team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Ryan DeGama from celticshub.com to answer two questions on the Celtics from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this Boston squad from an insider’s perspective.