W2W4: Celtics vs. Lakers


Answering some Celtics-related questions for our friends at ESPN Los Angeles, including the Celtics' best plan of attack against the Lakers on Sunday:

The Lakers don't force a lot of turnovers, which will aid Boston's offensive efforts if they value the ball, but the Celtics know points won't come easy against a team that allows opponents to shoot just 41.8 percent from the floor. The Celtics can't win the game with jump shots, they have to be aggressive at go at the Lakers' bigs. The usual recipe for big-game success lately has been hoping Rondo is in triple-double mode and goes off on national television (Celtics radio play-by-play man Sean Grande had a phenomenal stat that 13 of Rondo's 17 career triple-doubles have come on national TV). The other key is Pierce, who has struggled with his shot all season. If it's not falling in Los Angeles, he needs to find other ways to impact the game (particularly by distributing and rebounding).

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