Celtics: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins
Bucks: Brandon Jennings, John Salmons, Luc Mbah a Moute, Carlos Delfino, Kurt Thomas
Keys to the Game:
Normally I'd suggest the basic defense and rebounding here, but this team is tougher to read than the dictionary in a room with no light. If they have indeed mailed it in for the rest of the regular season, should we hold our expectations very high? I mean, most of us expected a win against the Wizards last night and look how well that worked out for us. If they know internally that they're just going through the standard motions before the playoffs, then we're basically going to be stuck with three more games of "ugh".
But you know what? It wouldn't surprise me in the least bit if this group came out and dominated the Bucks tonight. After all, remember what happened the last time these two played? The Bucks won, 86-84, Bogut destroyed Perkins and Jennings was talking an awful lot of smack to KG, even after the game was over. But, let's be honest, I'm sure KG didn't take that talk lying down. So, in that regard, there could be some carry over, and maybe, just maybe, after the swarm of boos enveloped the Garden last night (except for me and the two 6-year olds behind me. We were by far the most dedicated and optimistic people in the building. And we got the kids on the jumbotron towards the end of the game. That became our goal when it was apparent the Celtics were not going to win.), the Celtics will take the floor, play hard, and win the way they're supposed to.