Extremely difficult game! Denver was a nightmare matchup for Boston anyway, now that they're on a big winning streak they look invincible. I hope that, if we lose this one (which is quite possible), we won't start the "blow it up" talk all over again, most teams in the NBA would lose to the Nuggets right now...
True that Denver is not an easy matchup for any team in the league especially the C's, but even without Rondo, Boston is not an easy matchup for Denver either.
Boston has on the court 3 guys on the floor who can bring the ball up the court, and 4 guys who can initiate offense.
The problem I can easily see happening is Boston getting caught up with trying to run with these guys. As our boys in Green have seen with high octane offenses (e.g. Miami, New York, etc.) if you let them get easy buckets n transition it opens up the floor for their shooters, and then it can get ugly. But if our Boys play their game, be opportunistic in transition, pressure the ball for 48 mins on defense, this Denver team will show their vulnerability.
No one gets after the ball like Bradley and Lee (please don't trade Lee), Jeff Green has become a matchup nightmare on both offense and defense, The Captain in spurts is still capable of making Iggy uncomfortable, and KG is about to show the Manimal why every kid who dreamed of playing in the post (in this generation) had a KG poster on his wall.
The streak has a very realistic chance of continuing tonight!