2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 23, 2005
Boston at New York
Wednesday 03/23 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to return 5.73) RESULT: LOSS
The Celtics have sure turned things around since getting Antoine Walker back. Walker, averaging 20.7 PPG in his 12 games with Boston, has given the Celtics another go-to-guy to play with Pierce. The results? Boston is 11-1, including seven straight wins. The Knicks are fading these days, although they did beat a Duncan-less Spurs team on Monday. However, NY center Kurt Thomas missed that game with an infected elbow and is questionable for this game too. Without Mohammed, whose 10.4 PPG and 7.8 RPG are now in SA, the Knicks need Thomas in a big way. Marbury and Crawford are scorers but with Houston and Penny both on the inactive list, the Knicks can't afford much more. Boston is 5-0 SU and ATS on the road since the return of Walker and has already beaten the Knicks in all three meeting this year (also 3-0 ATS), averaging 110.7 PPG (prior to Walker's return!). More bad news for the Knicks tonight. Three stars on the Celts.