12/18/09 2:13 pm EST
This Friday edition (Hence the Alison Preston pics) 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 Eastern Conference leading Boston Celtics.
We’re not sure what to say about tonight’s game because even if the 76ers play as well as they did against Cleveland on Wednesday night (forgetting the last 5 mins. of course), the Sixers still will not win this game. It should be noted that we held that opinion before it was announced that Iverson will not be making the trip to Beantown.
One interesting thing we will be watching tonight is how rookie Jrue Holiday does against the C’s Rojon Rondo, one of the fastest point men in the League. Jrue is bigger, plays tremendous lockdown D and has great fundamental defensive footwork, so we bet Jrue will try to get physical with Rondo and wear him down. That is if he can stay in front of the super quick Boston guard. We know Jrue will not shut down Rondo, we are just eager to see if he can hold his own.
For a little more insight into the Celtics team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Zach Lowe 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. A special thanks to Zach for giving us Sixers fans a ray of hope in his points of analysis section.