Comparing the Golden State Warriors to the Atlantic Division

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Mar 1, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (left) drives to the hoop against Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics
@ Golden State on January 10th
@ Boston on March 5th

Boston’s starting lineup is as follows – Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Kris Humphries. Like the debacle known as the 76ers, no Celtic, even Rondo, would make the starting lineup in Golden State.

Rondo is expected to miss a month at the beginning of the season so he will likely be around to face the Warriors in January. Even then, a crafty guard like Rondo will likely be half a step slower due to his ACL injury.

With the departure of Pierce and Garnett, the Celtics are dismal offensively. The Warriors have at least four players who can score 25 points any given night. Even without a stifling defense, Golden State should easily prove too much for Boston to deal with.

Predicting Boston will win 30 games this season is being mighty generous. Golden State, a rising team with championship aspirations, will undoubtedly sweep Boston, a team ready to begin rebuilding, in their season series.

2-0 Golden State Warriors

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