Boston Celtics v Utah Jazz Live
Considering that the Boston Celtics were hoping to make a run at another championship ring in this year's NBA campaign, the franchise's front-office is not particularly thrilled being just fourth in the Eastern Conference as of now. Thus, Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics will make their way to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday at 1 a.m. GMT.
Unlike the Celtics, the Jazz are very content with their performance up to this point as they managed to recover nicely from a slow start into the season. Posting a 44-24 record, Utah is right in the race for home-court advantage, trailing the second placed Denver Nuggets by just two games. That said, Deron Williams and company are still struggling on the road as they won just 17 of 33 away from home. However, one key factor for Utah's success has been the performance of former All-Star Carlos Boozer. In 65 appearances, Boozer put up 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest.
In contrast, Boston was hoping to establish themselves right at the top of the Eastern Conference, yet the team around All-Star forward Kevin Garnett is tied with the Atlanta Hawks for the fourth place, holding on to a 43-24 record. Even though Doc Rivers squad has been plagued by injuries it looks like the aging roster could become an issue down the stretch. Nonetheless, it should be mentioned that point guard Rajon Rondo did not only make his first All-Star appearance in 2009-10, but is also averaging career numbers at 14.1 points, 9.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. Taking everything into account, both teams could find themselves on a level playing field when the game between Utah and Boston gets underway on Tuesday night. Where as the Jazz can count on the support of their home crowd, the Celtics have shown countless times that their veteran squad has no problems performing on the road.
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Tags: Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Rajon Rondo, NBA live
Posted: 1st March 2011
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