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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 1/16/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
NEW ORLEANS
 
BOSTON
+8.5  

-8.5  
+300

-400

182
 
90
Final
78

NEW ORLEANS (12 - 26) at BOSTON (20 - 17)
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Wednesday, 1/16/2013 8:05 PM
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707NEW ORLEANS183183.5
708BOSTON-7.5-7.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games12-26+0.820-1719-1992.445.244.5%48.496.848.246.0%48.4
Road Games6-13+6.712-612-796.145.944.8%48.6100.151.146.7%47.7
Last 5 Games4-1+5.24-12-397.043.447.1%50.291.643.844.2%44.0
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)92.445.236-8044.5%7-1937.3%14-1877.6%481121206145
vs opponents surrendering97.548.937-8344.5%7-2035.6%17-2275.9%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)96.145.936-8144.8%8-2038.6%16-2081.5%491120206145
Stats Against (All Games)96.848.237-8046.0%8-2237.0%15-2174.5%481023188136
vs opponents averaging98.949.537-8245.1%7-2135.9%17-2375.9%511122208146
Stats Against (Road Games)100.151.138-8146.7%8-2238.5%16-2176.8%481025198126

BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games20-17-0.515-1917-1995.547.646.4%47.095.947.544.6%51.2
Home Games13-6+2.19-99-997.746.648.0%47.393.244.543.3%52.3
Last 5 Games5-0+7.34-11-496.250.648.9%48.287.248.041.3%49.8
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)95.547.637-8046.4%6-1634.6%16-2078.6%47823219144
vs opponents surrendering97.248.737-8244.8%7-1935.5%17-2275.9%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)97.746.638-7948.0%5-1534.9%17-2277.2%47724229145
Stats Against (All Games)95.947.536-8044.6%7-2036.7%17-2471.7%511122208155
vs opponents averaging97.248.937-8344.5%7-2035.6%17-2275.8%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)93.244.535-8143.3%7-1934.1%16-2468.1%521221208164
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ORLEANS 96.9,  BOSTON 95.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
12/7/2012MEMPHIS89-96L8W182.5O36-7548.0%361236-7250.0%4816
12/8/2012@ MIAMI90-106L14.5L194O35-7844.9%361740-6958.0%4216
12/11/2012WASHINGTON70-77L-5.5L188U26-8032.5%611527-8232.9%6114
12/12/2012@ OKLAHOMA CITY88-92L14.5W196U33-8339.8%481031-7143.7%5210
12/14/2012MINNESOTA102-113L4.5L184O42-7853.8%341447-8853.4%5112
12/16/2012@ PORTLAND94-95L5W185.5O36-8045.0%511437-8046.2%4210
12/18/2012@ GOLDEN STATE96-103L7.5W193O35-7546.7%371434-7843.6%5214
12/19/2012@ LA CLIPPERS77-93L14L189U29-7538.7%522037-7450.0%4012
12/21/2012@ SAN ANTONIO94-99L13.5W195.5U39-8645.3%481239-7651.3%4411
12/22/2012INDIANA75-81L3.5L178.5U33-8240.2%481233-7742.9%5414
12/26/2012@ ORLANDO97-94W3W182O38-7650.0%40836-7945.6%4413
12/28/2012TORONTO97-104L-3L182.5O37-8245.1%591637-8543.5%477
12/29/2012@ CHARLOTTE98-95W-3T190O35-8242.7%501539-7949.4%5015
1/1/2013ATLANTA86-95L2L184.5U36-8243.9%541341-8349.4%465
1/2/2013@ HOUSTON92-104L10L202.5U38-9042.2%551041-8349.4%5411
1/5/2013@ DALLAS99-96W6W193.5O39-8645.3%501039-8545.9%489
1/7/2013SAN ANTONIO95-88W8W193.5U40-8348.2%451433-7345.2%4419
1/9/2013HOUSTON88-79W2W200.5U35-8441.7%531630-7540.0%4722
1/11/2013MINNESOTA104-92W-3W181.5O44-8452.4%461231-6944.9%4014
1/13/2013@ NEW YORK87-100L7L190U33-8240.2%531335-8143.2%539
1/15/2013@ PHILADELPHIA111-99W3W184O44-8353.0%541439-8247.6%3613
1/16/2013@ BOSTON              
1/19/2013GOLDEN STATE              
1/21/2013SACRAMENTO              
1/23/2013@ SAN ANTONIO              
1/25/2013HOUSTON              
1/27/2013@ MEMPHIS              
1/29/2013@ LA LAKERS              
1/30/2013@ UTAH              
2/1/2013@ DENVER              

BOSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
12/7/2012@ PHILADELPHIA94-95L-2L188O35-8143.2%621837-9937.4%609
12/8/2012PHILADELPHIA92-79W-6.5W186U40-7553.3%451131-7939.2%458
12/12/2012DALLAS117-115W-6.5L197O43-10043.0%511347-9251.1%6027
12/14/2012@ HOUSTON89-101L2.5L206.5U34-8540.0%471237-7648.7%5317
12/15/2012@ SAN ANTONIO88-103L8.5L199U38-8146.9%441738-8146.9%4912
12/18/2012@ CHICAGO89-100L1.5L180.5O35-8143.2%43937-7450.0%4812
12/19/2012CLEVELAND103-91W-9W191O37-6259.7%431436-8840.9%489
12/21/2012MILWAUKEE94-99L-5L191O36-9438.3%501436-8343.4%7221
12/25/2012@ BROOKLYN93-76W3W184.5U38-7749.4%471126-6440.6%4420
12/27/2012@ LA CLIPPERS77-106L8.5L189U29-7240.3%451841-8548.2%568
12/29/2012@ GOLDEN STATE83-101L4.5L193.5U31-8636.0%451338-7352.1%5318
12/30/2012@ SACRAMENTO96-118L-3L193.5O36-8641.9%431244-8253.7%5213
1/2/2013MEMPHIS83-93L2.5L180U32-7145.1%371034-7147.9%4913
1/4/2013INDIANA94-75W-3W181.5U40-8944.9%641427-8531.8%6218
1/5/2013@ ATLANTA89-81W5.5W187U39-8545.9%501228-6841.2%4418
1/7/2013@ NEW YORK102-96W7.5W191.5O39-7452.7%381031-7640.8%5013
1/9/2013PHOENIX87-79W-8.5L191.5U37-8145.7%491333-8439.3%5516
1/11/2013HOUSTON103-91W-3W201.5U41-7951.9%521635-8043.7%5214
1/14/2013CHARLOTTE100-89W-10.5W192.5U39-8048.7%521433-7941.8%4813
1/16/2013NEW ORLEANS              
1/18/2013CHICAGO              
1/20/2013@ DETROIT              
1/22/2013@ CLEVELAND              
1/24/2013NEW YORK              
1/25/2013@ ATLANTA              
1/27/2013MIAMI              
1/30/2013SACRAMENTO              
2/1/2013ORLANDO              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
NEW ORLEANS: GUARDS: This offense will belong to ERIC GORDON. He'll get over the fact that the Hornets matched his offer from Phoenix, and as long as his surgically-repaired knee holds up, he's one of the most complete young scorers in the NBA . . . The Hornets reached for AUSTIN RIVERS with the 10th pick because Monty Williams wants to coach him and thinks he can be an NBA point guard. Rivers has the handle, but his athleticism is ordinary and, more importantly, he has never shown a PG mentality at any level . . . GREIVIS VASQUEZ is the closest thing to a true point guard on this roster. He'll see solid minutes assuming Rivers' adjustment is a tough one . . . Well-rounded ROGER MASON JR. will also provide point guard depth . . . XAVIER HENRY hasn't lived up to his reputation as a shooter, but the Hornets can be patient with him . . . Rookie BRIAN ROBERTS has had a strong enough preseason to likely earn a roster spot. FORWARDS: ANTHONY DAVIS should step right in as a starter. His offensive game is further along than he gets credit for, and on the defensive end he's an absolute force from the basket out to the perimeter . . . He'll probably miss having Dwight Howard drawing in defenses, but RYAN ANDERSON has always been a very good three-point shooter. He and Davis are unique enough talents to share the court even if they're both power forwards . . . AL-FAROUQ AMINU made some strides on the defensive end late last season, which is what will get him minutes under Williams. He's underwhelming on the offensive end . . . If HAKIM WARRICK couldn't succeed as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner, it seems unlikely he'll ever help in New Orleans . . . Rookie DARIUS MILLER is looking to establish some kind of role with the team . . . LANCE THOMAS is doubtful to earn a salary to pay off his jewelry debts. CENTERS: ROBIN LOPEZ has always had the ability to protect the rim and does a decent job in space. Look for him to end up grabbing the bulk of minutes in the middle . . . JASON SMITH gives the Hornets a more offensive-minded option off the bench.
BOSTON: GUARDS: This offense now belongs to RAJON RONDO, and that should be especially true during the regular season . . . Even if he comes off the bench, JASON TERRY figures to see the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard. He provides some much-needed outside shooting after Ray Allen left and should challenge Paul Pierce for the team lead in shot attempts . . . Adding COURTNEY LEE was more of a move for the future. He's a fine young second-unit player for now and should be an heir apparent on one of the wings . . . AVERY BRADLEY could be out until December after shoulder surgery. As Boston's best perimeter defensive player, he could reclaim his starting job in the season's second half . . . The addition of LEANDRO BARBOSA gives Boston another veteran who can create his own offense in the second unit, something that was sorely missing in last year's playoff run. FORWARDS: PAUL PIERCE quietly had a great regular season last year. Though with some improved depth behind him, Rivers might have his 35-year-old All-Star wing rest more often . . . BRANDON BASS gives them another scoring option, even if he does struggle on the defensive end. He'll get full-time minutes only in certain matchups as long as the frontcourt is healthy . . . JEFF GREEN's heart condition is no longer a concern, but the tweener's role in Boston after a year off is cause for worry . . . There are already question marks surrounding rookie JARED SULLINGER's back. He's very similar to Bass: He can score out to mid-range but doesn't play much defense. Expect him to be strictly a second-unit player in his first NBA season . . . CHRIS WILCOX will provide fouls off the bench when healthy. CENTERS: The Celtics are prepared to go with KEVIN GARNETT in the middle, which was the case when they were at their best last season. His role on offense is still knocking down mid-range jumpers, and he's still an elite defensive player . . . Professional flopper JASON COLLINS will fill in nicely for the departed Greg Stiemsma . . . FAB MELO is years away from being ready to contribute (if he actually is ever ready to contribute) and DARKO MILICIC was also added via free agency for more frontcourt depth.
PREVIEW
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*Hornets-Celtics Preview* =========================

By MIKE LIPKA STATS Editor

New Orleans (11-26) at Boston (20-17), 8:00 p.m. EDT

It can't be easy for Doc Rivers to see his son struggle as a 20-year-old rookie in the NBA, but Austin Rivers' recent woes may make Wednesday night a bit less confusing for the Boston Celtics coach.

The New Orleans Hornets guard has been seeing limited minutes heading into his first matchup with his father's team, which is going for its seventh consecutive victory.

Doc Rivers said he was looking forward to facing his son after the Hornets drafted Austin 10th overall last summer, but he didn't seem as excited this week.

"I'm actually not," the coach told the Celtics' official website. "I don't even know what I'm looking forward to. It's not like he's playing a ton anyway, but you never know. As far as him and being on the floor, that's just a different feeling. I still don't know how to feel about it."

It's something only three previous fathers have experienced in the NBA, most recently in one of many matchups between Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Jr. in 2009.

"It's just hard, because you want to beat him and then you want him to do (well)," Doc Rivers said. "It's just a lot of mixed emotions."

It hasn't been an easy transition to the pros for Austin Rivers after only one season at Duke. He's shooting 32.8 percent - worst in the league among those who've taken at least 250 shots - and his minutes have plummeted since Eric Gordon's recent return.

He's 0 for 9 from the field in his last five games, and he's been on the court for a combined 14 minutes in the last three.

The Celtics (20-17) don't plan to take it easy on him.

"I don't care if he's Doc's kid," forward Jeff Green said. "He gonna get mad at me? He wants us to stop him, right? If he comes through the lane, I'm gonna hit him. Welcome to the NBA, kid."

The Hornets encounter a red-hot Boston team that's in the midst of its longest win streak since a 14-game run early in the 2010-11 season. A favorable five-game homestand has helped, beginning with victories over Phoenix, Houston and Charlotte.

Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in four games in Monday's 100-89 win over the Bobcats, posting 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting along with 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

"Since we've been winning the locker room is a little bit more relaxed, guys aren't as tense," Rondo said. "It's nice to see that swagger on the court again."

New Orleans (12-26) also has some newfound confidence after winning five of its last six. Coach Monty Williams' team opened a three-game road trip with a loss to New York on Sunday, but the Hornets bounced back Tuesday with a 111-99 win over Philadelphia.

Gordon chipped in 19 points and Greivis Vasquez continued his improved play with 23 on 10-of-18 shooting while adding nine assists. Vasquez has averaged 18.5 points on 51.2 percent shooting and 10.3 assists in his last 11 games, a 7-4 stretch for New Orleans.

"We have raised the expectation level for us," Gordon said. "When we have consistent play, and you combine that with the chemistry we now have, it is something to build off."

The Hornets have won three of four against the Celtics, including a 19-point victory in the lone meeting last season and a two-point win in their last trip to Boston on Dec. 31, 2010.


Last Updated: 10/22/2014 12:29:34 PM EST


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