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Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
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Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0) at Boston Celtics (0-0)Tuesday, October 28
8:00 PM ET
Season Game #1, Home Game #1
TV:  TNT
Radio:  WEEI, WTAM
TD Banknorth Garden




Coach: Doc Rivers
Average Age: 26.6
Average Height: 6-6
Average Weight: 222


Probable Starters
   PG: Rajon Rondo PPG 10.2 RPG 4.10 APG 6.6
   SG:  Ray Allen  PPG 15.6 RPG 3.80 APG 2.7
   SF:  Paul Pierce  PPG 19.7 RPG 5.00 APG 4.6
   PF: Kevin Garnett   PPG 20.4 RPG 10.50 APG 3.3
   C:  Kendrick Perkins  PPG 6.6 RPG 6.10 APG 0.5

Off the Bench:

Tony Allen
Glen Davis
JR Giddens
Eddie House
Leon Powe
Gabe Pruitt
Brian Scalabrine
Patrick O'Bryant
Bill Walker
Sam Cassell 
 
Injuries:
None 




Coach: Mike Brown
Average Age: 26.7
Average Height: 6-7
Average Weight: 227


Probable Starters
  PG:  Mo Williams  PPG 17.2 RPG 3.50 APG 6.3
  SG: Sasha Pavlovic  PPG 3.5 RPG 1.30 APG 0.1
  SF: LeBron James PPG 28.2 RPG 7.80 APG 7.6
  PF: Ben Wallace  PPG 3.2 RPG 6.50 APG 1.2
  C:  Zydrunas Ilgauskas PPG 13.1 RPG 7.50 APG 1.6

Off the Bench
Daniel Gibson
Tarence Kinsey
JJ Hickson
Anderson Varejao
Ronald Dupree
Darnell Jackson
Jawad Williams
Vernon Hamilton
Michael Dickerson
Lorenzen Wright

Injured
Eric Snow (knee) out
Darnell Jackson (wrist) out

Matchups to Watch
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The matchup between Paul Pierce and LeBron James is always an entertaining one.  When they last met in the playoffs, it was Pierce coming out on top in a classic shootout.  LeBron will be looking to even the score. 

  vs 
The Cavs improved over the off season by bringing in Mo Williams to man the point.  Throughout the playoffs, Rondo was able to take advantage of veteran point guards  and out play them and hopefully he will  be able to pick up where he left off.   

X-Factor

The Celtics will be getting their rings and raising banner #17 to the ceiling before the game.   This could go either way.  It could serve as a distraction to the Celtics and motivation for LeBron who very much wants a ring himself.  Or, it can be motivation for the Celtics who knowing how it feels want another one.   
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Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
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Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 02:06:41 AM »

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Yeah, make LeBron jealous.
17 times jealous!

Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 02:13:57 AM »

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Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 07:03:05 AM »

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Here's a little something to get y'all pumped
up for tonight! (Sorry, MORE pumped...)

http://www.nba.com/gallery/1981CelticsRingCeremony/20081027_1.html

Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 08:04:47 AM »

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my only regret about heading over to a "banner raiseing party" is that i won't be able to post in the first game thread fo the season :(


ah well
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Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
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my only regret about heading over to a "banner raiseing party" is that i won't be able to post in the first game thread fo the season :(


ah well

I know what I'd pick!

Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 09:17:00 AM »

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Ah the day is finally here, it feels like Christmas morning.  Happy Opening Day everyone.
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Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) 10/28
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I have a hunch we'll see Ray going
totally bananas from downtown tonight.
As in Game 6, 7-of-9.

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I really hope I get home in time for this game, I am so excited.  GO CELTICS!

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I'm so ready...

I say we spank these Cavs like we did the Wiz last season.

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Too bad that it's on a Tuesday instead of a Friday or Saturday.  Oh well, the Celtics are here!!!

I am heading over to Boston to watch it with my brothers and friends.  I am so pumped up, everything I see is green.
Baby Jesus!

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Delonte is starting at the 2 tonight, not Sasha.  Expect him to be all over Ray Allen.  Enjoy the banner raising tonight because you won't be having it next year.   :)

Go Cavs!

 

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