Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic – The Centers

Day 3- Christmas Day – Have an awesome day with your family, and watch a lot of basketball! I know I will.

Boston Celtics Probable Starter:

Kendrick Perkins - Boston Celtics Kendrick Perkins

12.3 PPG   8.0 RPG   2.0 BPG   1.1 APG   63.9% FG%   62.8% FT%

Miscellaneous- Has gained confidence in his posts moves / Tends to play up to his competition / What some call the best “one on one” center in the league

 

Orlando Magic Probable Starter:

Dwight Howard - Orlando Magic Dwight Howard

17.8 PPG   13.1 RPG   2.5 BPG   1.5 APG   63.4% FG%   59.9% FT%

Miscellaneous- Alters shots from every opposition anywhere near the basket / Has gotten slightly better at free throws / Moves in the post are still average at best- Just need to keep him from getting the ball deep in the post and he tends to struggle

 

Boston Celtics Best Center off the Bench:

Rasheed Wallace - Boston Celtics Rasheed Wallace

9.4 PPG   4.2 RPG   0.9 BPG   0.9 APG   29.5% 3P%   39.2% FG%   81.0% FT%

Miscellaneous- Works well down low if he uses it to his advantage / Sometimes hangs around the 3 point line too much / Likes to get in the head of his opponents

 

Orlando Magic Best Center off the Bench:

Marcin Gortat - Orlando Magic Marcin Gortat

3.4 PPG   3.6 RPG   0.9 BPG   0.1 APG   54.1% FG%   60.9% FT%

Miscellaneous- Can’t take a break on him simply because Howard is sitting / Makes some plays you wouldn’t necessarily expect him to

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Perk/Howard(Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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