Tuesday, May 12, 2009
at 7:00 PM Posted by SmartyBarrett
Celtics vs. Magic, NBA Playoffs Game 5, 8:00 PM, TNT: The C's are coming off a huge buzzer-beating win in Orlando to even things at 2 games apiece, and now they're at home and looking to take control of the series. Word is Scal is out tonight (OMGZ NOOOO!!!!), so Boston is going to be missing out on tons of turnovers, stupid fouls, poor defensive sequences, and general whiteness. But not to worry! Kendrick Perkins practiced in full with his sore shoulder and is expected to start.
Frivolous prediction of the night: Late in the 4th quarter with the Celtics down by 2, Perkins fouls out and the Garden grows silent in despair. A Pierce jumper falls short and Tony Battie rips down a rebound under the basket over the hapless Mikki Moore. Battie's eyes then shift, he pauses, then tears off his Magic jersey to reveal a Celtics jersey and unleashes a thunderous two-hand slam as the crowd goes wild. Then he puts Mikki Moore through a table...you know, just because.
Serious prediction of the night: Ray Allen goes apeshit and drops 30+. Celtics by 8.
Bruins at Hurricanes, NHL Playoffs Game 6, 7:00 PM, NESN: Aaron Ward is going to play tonight and he's in the starting lineup. Unfortunately, so is Scott Walker. Ward spoke to the media today, and needless to say, he was a little pissed about the discipline (or lack thereof) that Walker received:
"It's a joke. It's honestly a joke. ... I don't remember a single word being said. I was looking at Matt Cullen. The moment I saw his right hand was when it was about a foot away from my face."
Bottom line is Ward is playing and that's all that matters. The B's are facing their second straight elimination game and they're hoping to be facing their third one on Thursday. They're going to have to win one in Carolina first - something they haven't done all series.
Frivolous prediction of the night: Midway through the second period Chara and Walker get tangled up, and 30 seconds later Walker leaves the ice...IN A CASKET.
Serious prediction of the night: I'm a touch nervous about this game tonight. Srsly. Can the B's match the speed and intensity they brought in Game 5? Will Cam Ward have another "game-of-his-life" moment? 2-1 Carolina. Rub it in my face when I'm wrong.
Red Sox at Angels, 10:00 PM, NESN+/NESN: Fresh off taking 2-3 from the Rays at home, the Sox look to keep it rolling after an off-day on Monday. They're going to have to keep doing it without key players, as Pedroia will join the injured Youkilis on the bench tonight. The means Nick Green AND Julio Lugo in the same lineup. Justin Masterson gets the ball for the Sox, matched up against the totally gnarly Jerred Weaver. Tubular!
Frivolous prediction of the night: Masterson goes 6 strong and the Sox have a comfy 4-run lead when they call on Daniel Bard. He hits 102 on the gun 4 times, with Varitek having to change his glove on the 3rd one. Because Bard burned a fucking hole in it.
Serious prediction of the night: Masterson goes 6 strong and the Sox have a comfy 4-run lead when they call on Daniel Bard. He hits 102 on the gun 4 times, with Varitek having to change his glove on the 3rd one. Because Bard burned a fucking hole in it.
Consider this an open thread for tonight's games, Hysterics. ENJOY!