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Posey Hoping for Celtics-Hornets Finals

11.20.08 at 8:46 am ET
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Posey would love to take this back from the Celtics

Posey would love to take this back from the Celtics

James Posey has been watching the Boston Celtics from afar this season but hopes to see them up close in June. In a recent interview with HOOPSWORLD, Posey admits to keeping tabs on his former teammates now that he is playing for the New Orleans Hornets.

“Yeah, I check them out. They are the defending champs. They are the champs until someone beats them,” Posey said, adding, “That’s what I told them – me versus them in the Finals. That would be a nice ending to the season.”

The veteran sixth man is averaging 9.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in nearly 30 minutes a game for the Hornets. His shooting has also jumped to 48.5% from the field and 44.7% from long-range.

The Hornets are 5-5 and will take on the Celtics December 12 in Boston and February 11 in New Orleans. Safe to say there’ll be no hugs before those games.

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