GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 116-92 ats…56%
NBA 75-69 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
CHICAGO BULLS (+9) @ BOSTON CELTICS
While the gambling gurus will tell you the absence of KG combined with the concern over GM Danny Ainge's grabber should lead to an inspirational performance from Doc's vets, I truly believe the Celts might be a lil weary from all the drama and will give the Bullies every opportunity to keep this thing close. Especially with the extended minutes Paulie & Shuttlesworth have been forced into over the last couple months of the season, I expect to the see John Salmons & Ben Gordon attack those match-ups from the onset.
Throw-in Brad Miller's ability to pull Kendrick Perkins away from the basket and D-Rose might have some room to penetrate if he can get past the long, quick arms of Mr. Rondo. Overall, I still see Boston pulling this series out in a better than expected battle, but Vinny Del Scott Baio's crew has been pretty consistent of late and should be dialed in from the get go today...CELTS BY 2-6 PTS