|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM|
The Celtics are set for the return of Paul and Kevin. Here are some quotes. I'll have more on the game and more later.
What's more, the Nets have won nine of their last 10 games while surging back into the playoff mix in the Eastern Conference.
"You saw it coming the last time we played them because they were all getting healthy," said Stevens. "Then they lost Lopez, and sometimes when you lose a guy of that magnitude, it’s hard to adjust, at least initially. And I think that’s what it was when they went on a little bit of a slide after we played them.
"But the deal is, they are playing [Paul] Pierce at the 4. So now you’ve got [Alan] Anderson, Pierce, [Joe] Johnson as 2, 3, 4, they are all interchangeable. They all spread the floor and you can play [Shaun] Livingston as a starter as kind of a jack-of-all-trades. You can play [Deron] Williams the majority of the minutes, who is now coming off the bench. Think about that for a second, Deron Williams is coming off the bench on that team -- that’s pretty good. You’ve got Garnett back at the 5, where he’s played a lot the last few years here. I think you’ve got a lot of guys that are really able to take advantage of their matchups by playing a position down. And their bodies would suggest that they are able to play a position down because they are so big and agile anyways."