Posted: 11/2/2012 10:27:10 PM
Done with Friday early so let's get down with the Saturday games.
Boston Celtics -6.0
Bad recipe of a game. Washington have ZERO offense and is barely hanging in there on defense against an "old" bunch who looks they are still scrambling for the right mix and rotation of players. Boston can't get Jason Terry to go off like he did as the sixth man in Dallas. Courtney Lee is just a bad replacement overall and is currently -10.5 +/- when on the court. The only good thing I saw from the game against the Bucks is that KG is looking to get his groove back which is great. Boston should have an easier time getting buckets here against a team that they can outrebound.
Brooklyn Nets -6.0
Not writing off the Raptors here. They are actually a good team with a lot of talent in every position. Take this like the MIA-NYK game where the home team needed the win more than just to get on board the win column but actually playing with a purpose. Not to mention it's their first game in Brooklyn and expectation is mile high.
Houston Rockets -4.5
Ride the Beard Train. After dropping 37 playing his first game in a Rockets uniform, Harden went on to follow it up with a 45 point performance. I don't think there's one person in Houston who is not excited to see their latest acquisition in their home turf. Surely, the beard will be putting up a show here not to mention Jeremy Lin actually being really an effective tandem. Portland will most likely lose out to OKC and will just be as "tired" as the Rockets after trying to stay so close the whole game. Damian Liliard is IMO a bright star for them but until can find any consistency to his production Portland will always be a step short against teams with a decent bench.