No Rajon Rondo (suspended for two games for...well, you KNOW why...), Chris Wilcox (illness) and Jeff Green (sprained knee) are questionable, and Courtney Lee (twisted wrist) is probable. Darko Milicic? Expected to play roughly about as much he did when he was actually with the team.
The Blazers? Healthy as the day is long.
So, a win for the home team is a no-brainer, right?
Actually, as several of the outlets are speculating, I fully expect the C's to pull this one off. They have everything that one could want (short of a full roster of important players, that is...): low-to-no expectations, a couple of angry veteran superstars, bench players being counted out by
Seriously, though. This one is a complete crapshoot. The C's can either band together after the "Rumble In The Jungle" two nights ago and man-up with a healthy dose of New England Patriots "It's us against the world" miracle tonic, or they can look at the bench and see what's beginning to resemble a M.A.S.H. unit with one empty chair (be on the lookout for Clint Eastwood!) where their star point guard and tiny enforcer used to sit and see instead a big-fat excuse ready to be called into action.
Ball tips at 7:30 tonight, folks...let's see which team is ready to play.