Friday, March 14, 2008


Tonight on Pi day (for all you math lovers), some terrific basketball will be on that you should consider watching. Utah will come in to Boston in an attempt to stay strong in the deep-deep Western conference. The game tips off at 7:30 Eastern time and you can catch it on NBA League Pass. Boston hasn't been as hot, with the Rockets on the incredible run and just about every other team in the West. Cassell's affect on the Celtics will be on display, he needs to prove they can beat the top teams in the West. I like the Celtics to win because their home crowd takes them to new heights. The Jazz should be close, but they are playing in Boston, so it should be tough.

Pau, Kobe and the rolling Lakers will play in the house of the Hornets at 8pm Eastern. Some want to hype this game as a match up of MVP candidates, but I could care less about that. These teams have great players all around: David West, Peja, Bonzi, Odom, Farmar, and spot up shooter Derek Fisher. Those are some key players from these teams when you don't include the number one options. The Hornets win if two things happen: Kobe does not have an incredible scoring game, or if it comes down to a last second three for the Lakers. The Lakers succeed if: Kobe goes off and the Hornets trail for a large part of the second half. It's a toss up, but the Hornets do have home court on their side.

Also, the Rockets will try to defend their large winning streak against the Bobcats. 21 games doesn't seem possible, but it is going to happen tonight. The Bobcats should bring the best of their game, but it won't be enough, this teams got the momentum. I think the media will pressure this team so much that this streak will end soon enough. This is not a team that the media constantly hordes on a normal basis and now that they are the hottest team in the league, the media will crowd in, wondering how this team will keep this streak going. The Lakers will present a huge challenge to them, both teams are smoking hot and could be apart of the Western playoff fight.