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The Boston Celtics have lost two consecutive games after winning their previous 19. I think the challenge of playing a great team away from home on Christmas day has a lot to do with that. I think the Celtics are a burnt out and need a couple days to collect themselves.
I didn't get to watch the Warriors game last night but maybe that's a good thing. From what I heard, Leon got to start and play 25 minutes. With that he scored 12 points grabbed 7 rebounds and had 2 blocked shots. Seems like he had a pretty good game and that's what everyone I talked to told me. They also told me that the Warriors went on a huge run to seal the game after Doc took Powe out. Apparently there was no good reason to pull Leon but Rivers did it and it was costly. Leon was +3 for the game while he was in there. Every other Celtic player was a negative for the game. I think that says something about Leon.
This was a homecoming game for Leon being back in Oakland. I'm glad Powe got a chance to start and show all his buddies what he's up to. The Celtics are playing Portland next, I'm excited to see Leon own Greg Oden like he did in the summer league two years ago.