Thursday, November 05, 2009
As if the Bruins needed more forwards out of their lineup. They'll be without temporary top line centerman David Krejci for awhile, as he's been diagnosed with H1N1. He'll be isolated from the team until his symptoms have gone away for 24 hours. There's no timetable yet for his return.
Hopefully, nobody else on the team contracted the flu.
On the Silver Lining front, at least all these injuries are occurring in October/November, and not April/May. And at least its forwards that have all been affected, a position the Bruins boast some depth at. If the B's lost 2 of their top defensemen, they'd truly be sunk because there's little depth at the blue line.
Can we get David Krejci to sneeze all over the visiting locker room right before the Canadiens get there?
It would be a shame to get your first loss against the Minnesota Timberwovles, but that's almost what happened last night.
It's nice having a bench. The Celtics' bench compared to Minnesota's was the difference in this game. 25 points came from the C's reserves, while the T-wolves only got 14 from theirs. Rasheed Wallace led the bench with 7 points and 5 rebounds.
KG had a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards. We've yet to see him have a really big night scoring wise, but it'll come. Until then, the Celtics have plenty of other weapons, and a defense as fierce as ever. Rajon Rondo had 18 points, and all five starters were in double digits.
Big game Friday as the Celtics host the Suns.
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