Tuesday , Nov , 13 , 2007 Oly Sandor

‘Must See’ NBA Game For November 13th: Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, & Boston Celtics Vs. Indiana Pacers

Let’s be real: the Boston Celtics are better than advertised. After all, even the most optimistic Celtic fans thought Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce would need time to gel. Those same pom-pom wearing spectators had concerns about who would play point guard, center, and give the Big Three a rest …

Each day during the 2007-08 season, HoopsVibe The Blog will highlight one ’Must-See’ NBA game. The ’Must-See’ game is our pick as the days’ best match-up.

Of course, we’re tuning in to all the day’s action and want to know what games interest you, so hit us up in the comment box below with your NBA plans for this evening.

NBA Schedule for
November 13th, 2007

  • Boston @ Indiana
  • Seattle @ Orlando
  • Miami @ Charlotte
  • Houston @ Memphis
  • Philadelphia @ Dallas
  • L.A. Lakers @ San Antonio
  • N.Y. Knicks @ Phoenix
  • Detroit @ Portland

Our pick as ‘Must-See’ game: Boston @Indiana.

Why: Let’s be real: the Boston Celtics are better than advertised. Even the most optimistic Celtic fans thought Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce needed time to gel. Those same pom-pom wearing spectators had concerns about point guard, center, and the bench.

Well, never doubt the power of positive thought. So far, Boston has been the NBA’s best team, sporting a perfect 5-0 record. Jesus Shuttlesworth, The Big Ticket, and The Truth are averaging close to 69 points per game. Rajon Rondo has been decent at the one-spot, while Eddie House is posting double figures off-the-bench.

Meanwhile, Indiana, after starting the season with a modest winning streak, has dropped their last three games. The Pacers’ recent problems stem from a lack of scoring after half-time. In their three losses, they’ve been outscored 162-107 in the second half.

One remedy: Mike Dunleavy Jr., Danny Granger, and Jermaine O’Neal must pick up their intensity and start attacking the basket. During their losing streak, the Pacers have been settling for too many outside shots.

Are the Celtics better than you thought? Get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts.

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