5* EASTERN CONFERENCE GAME OF THE WEEK
Orlando vs. Boston,
01/23/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 56 - 87
Point Spread: -4/-108 Orlando
The Boston Celtics were able to hold on for 100-94 win at Washington last night, but this team has yet to prove they can compete with the better teams from either conference. Boston has yet to beat a team with a winning record this season.
This is simply a horrible matchup for the Celtics. They don't have the talent or depth to stop Dwight Howard from dominating this game. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Howard scored 30 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in this game.
Offensively the Celtics aren't very good. Sure they put up 100 points on the Wizards last night, but Washington is one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. The Magic come in allowing just 91.5 ppg, and should be able to hold the Celtics under 80 if they show up to play
On top of this being a bad matchup, Boston could be without starting point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Ray Allen. As for the Magic, they are expected to get back Hedo Turkoglu. BET THE MAGIC!