Simmons looks forward to Toine's return to Boston tonight against the hated Lakers. Big party planned, too. Videos, posters and a secret surprise! Maybe Jefferson's going to give back his number 8 so they can retire it?
Walker was hard to like and harder to appreciate when he played for the Celtics the first time. I expect he'll get a great reception tonight. And if they kick some Laker ass tonight, it will just make the homecoming sweeter.
If Walker can stay near the paint and grab 11-14 rebounds a night while minimizing bad 3's(3's in the flow don't bother me, 1 on 4 3's do) and not putting his head down trying to dribble full court, the Celtics have a good shot of winning the Ebola Virus/Atlantic Division. Put Gary Payton back on this team with Pierce not being doubled all night, Walker hitting the boards, and Davis doing a Vinnie Johnson impression off of the bench, and the Celtics have a punchers shot in the East. Not a great chance, but a punchers shot is much better than the no shot they had a few days ago.
Not if the Mavs' stars stay healthy, but a healthy Sacramento will (errrr...make that should) beat the Mavericks in a seven game series (and I live in Dallas and watch the lion's share of the Mavericks' games).