Dallas Mavericks-Boston Celtics Scouting Report 

January, 9, 2012
The Boston Celtics are currently 4-4 after an 87-74 loss to the Indiana Pacers last Friday. Doc Rivers recently was quoted saying, “We are who we are. We want to be good and we hope we are going to be good, but right now we are who we are.” The C’s looked old and slow versus the Pacers. They struggled to score and when Rajon Rondo was out of the game, they lacked the energy and drive to win the game. Luckily for the Celtics they have been off since the Pacers game and will be rested going into Wednesday night's game versus the Mavs. Getting on the court for practice and a break in the game schedule will be a recipe for helping the C’s get back on the winning track.

The Mavs stopped into the White House on Monday morning to celebrate their NBA Championship with President Barack Obama before playing the next six out of eight games on the road. The Mavs are currently 4-5 after beating the New Orleans Hornets Saturday night. The Mavs have won four of their last six games after losing their first three. They have played up and down, getting blown out in several games. Rick Carlisle feels that depth and energy will be two of the most important factors of success this season and that he will keep shuffling his lineups until he finds the correct combinations on the court. The Mavs acknowledge that they are an older team and their goal is to get into the playoffs and be rested when they get there. If they can do that they feel they have the talent and experience to repeat as champions.

Keys for Boston: