How do you know that one of the League’s best franchises is have a very bad season? When you can say; that the Pelicans are on the verge of sweeping them. This Boston team was a NBA Finals team 3 of the last 5 years and had made the playoffs every year since 2004, now they are simply trying to get 30 wins in the season before it´s over. New Orleans has some great young talented players that will make an impact in this game for sure.
Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans
6:00 PM ET, March 16, 2014
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Boston will be going through some major changes this offseason to the point where we might not recognizes what come out but anything is better then what they are giving us now. This Boston team lost their first game against the Pelicans earlier this season so now they have to travel and look for the win which for Boston is even harder. Rondo and Green are this team´s greatest commodities but they are being limited too much in game, this rookie coach does not allow Rondo to run his offense delivering the ball where it needs to go, but on the other hand he is forced to run set plays that are obvious even to a blind man.
New Orleans changed their name this season, thinking it might have some kind of effect on the team in appositive light but it didn´t. At all. This team is simply too young with no playoff experience, they need veterans that come in an show the team how it’s done. They have started to turn things around but I think it´s a little too late as most of the teams that are making the post season know and are locked in given their records already. Expect the Pelicans to go right at the Celtics, attacking the rim and the lane while keeping a watchful eye on the outside shooters when the lane is no more.
The Pelicans are -1.5 here but I think that Boston takes this game, they know that they need to start showing some real talent as many of them are auditioning for other teams at this point. I like the Celtics in this game to even up the score at one game apiece.