NBA Preview Celtics vs Lakers

January 30, 2011 - by mosesbet · Filed Under iphone betting news Leave a Comment 

NBA Preview 30th Jan

Boston Celtics @ LA Lakers

This should have been the game to watch on Christmas Day but David Stern didn’t go for the best possible BASKETBALL game where the best two teams play each other. He went for the game that he can get the most ratings by playing the NBA’s most bankable stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.

So finally the first of two regular season games against the teams that met in last year’s finals, where the Lakers beat the Celtics in 7 games. This year it looks most likely that these two teams will meet each other again in the finals.

With some minor dips in this season, they have lost some games that they shouldn’t of lost such as Milwaukee, Indiana   and Kings at home they are still on track to have a better regular season record then last year’s 57-25. They are now fully healthy with Bynum back and their rotation in place (Lamar Odom coming off the bench) and are second in the West. In all games against Boston, this Lakers rotation has held the Celtics to a mere 38.3 percent shooting and 90.8 points per 48 minutes.

The Celtics are at the top of the East and have two more wins than the Lakers this season and like the Lakers lost their last game. They will be looking for revenge because the last time they were on the Lakers home floor they saw the Lakers holding up the trophy. They are so close to being 100% healthy with the return of Kendrick Perkins and still awaiting Delonte West.

For the Lakers to win this game they will have to stop Boston’s three point shot and over power Boston’s bigs. When Paul Pierce and Allen have good games they normally beat LA so the Lakers will have to stop Allen getting open looks and contain Pierce’s (and Rondo’s) penetration for a kick out.

If Lamar Odom can have a good all around game then the Lakers will win because he can create for other players (open shots for Kobe) and himself.  Whoever wins points in the paint in this game will win and with Bynum and Gasol in the paint then they are front runners.  But they are evenly matched on defense with Davis and Garnett who will have to stay out of foul trouble to contain the LA bigs.

Kobe will be Kobe in this game and Boston should let him go off but contain the other players for the Lakers.

With the home crowd behind them and a playoff like atmosphere in the arena i think that the Lakers will come out on top but it will be a great game and a lot will be learnt for both teams from it.

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