Boston Celtics – Denver Nuggets
The hosts , Nuggets are coming after friday s loss against Sacramento 96 – 101. They didn t played bad , but was pretty hard missing so many players . Tonight , again they ll be without C. Anthony ,M. Camby ,K. Martin ,J. Smith .
A. Iverson made his debut for his new team and he scored 22 points in 39 minutes. He will be facing a team he has seen plenty of times from his days in Philadelphia. His 34 regular-season games against Boston are the second-most he has played against any opponent (to 35 against New York). He looks pretty happy at his new team , and i m sure that a win tonight it s the most important thing for him … that s why he s gonna do anything to make a great game. Probably he s gonna score over 30 points … He did not play the Celtics this season, but averaged 35.5 points against them in 2005-06 with the Sixers.
Boston (10-15) will be without leading scorer Paul Pierce, who is out for two to three weeks with a stress reaction – a soft tissue injury – in his left foot.The Celtics expect second-leading scorer Wally Szczerbiak to be back as they start a five-game road trip. Szczerbiak missed the last two games with a sprained right ankle, but is hoping to be ready after the brief break for Christmas . Also , Celtics will miss T. Ratliff and K. Perkins due to injuries.
I m expecting a great show from Iverson and a clear win by the Nuggets. So , today s pick goes to :
Denver Nuggets -6 @ 1,93 played at Canbet