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Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
« on: October 14, 2012, 08:21:45 PM »

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Boston Celtics (1-2) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-1)
Preseason Game #4, Road Game #3
Monday, October 15, 2012
7:00 PM ET
TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE, CSN-P
Wells Fargo Center



Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard
vs
Rajon Rondo vs Jrue Holiday

Shooting Guard
vs
Jason Terry vs Royal Ivey

Small Forward
at
Paul Pierce vs Evan Turner

Power Forward
at
Brandon Bass vs Spencer Hawes

Center
at
Kevin Garnett vs Kwame Brown





Celtics Reserves
Jared Sullinger
Dionte Christmas
Jason Collins
Micah Downs
Jeff Green
Kris Joseph
Rob Kurz
Courtney Lee
Fab Melo
Darko Milicic
Jamar Smith

Injuries
Chris Wilcox (back) day to day
Avery Bradley (shoulders) out


Sixers Reserves
Damien Wilkins
Lavoy Allen
Thaddeus Young
Nick Young
Maalik Wayns
Arnett Moultrie
Dan Gadzuric
Jason Richardson
Devin Searcy
Dorell Wright

Injuries
Andrew Bynum (knee) out
Kwame Brown (hamstring)  day to day

Game Notes
The Celtics begin a busy stretch of 5 games in 7 nights with this game vs the new look Philadelphia 76ers.  Instead of the always hard to guard Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce will now be matched up with Evan Turner. 

The Sixers prize free agent from this summer, Andrew Bynum is out indefinitely with knee problems.   For the first two games, the Sixers started a twin towers front line of Spencer Hawes and Kwame Brown.  Brown strained a hamstring in Sunday's practice and is day to day and may or may not play in this game.  If he can't go, it's possible that Hawes may slide over to center and Lavoy Allen may start at power forward.  But, as with any preseason game, it's hard to tell who will start. 

The Celtics' game notes project the same starting lineup as the last game, but again,  in the preseason it's hard to tell until just before the game starts who will really be starting.   

Both teams are coming off a close loss in over time with the Celtics losing to the Knicks and the Sixers falling to the Nets.   Expect Doc to once again experiment with linups and also to play the young guys a majority of the minutes.   

What to Watch
1.  The battle for the last two roster spots among Dionte Christmas, Jamar Smith, Kris Joseph,  Micah Downs and Rob Kurz. 

2.  The battle for the starting 2 guard and the back up point guard. as well as for the starting power forward spot. 

3.  The chemistry among different lineups.

4. Progress in covering the pick and roll on defense. 
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Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 08:24:23 PM »

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TP  ;)... go Celtics !!

Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 09:36:20 PM »

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TP for the game thread FL -- great job as always

Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
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TP FL!  Thanks for the Game Post as always.

It has been reported that Kevin Garnet will not play tonight.  No injury or reason given...just Doc giving KG the night off, I guess.

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Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 02:27:22 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 02:34:04 PM »

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This game will be another good test for Sully.  They have a very long front line, and it will be interesting to see how he adjusts.

Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 02:35:08 PM »

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I just don't want to see Jamar Smith on the court anymore.

And can Doc please start Lee over Terry? Thanks.

Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2012, 02:36:29 PM »

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When I saw BB listed as a reserve, I got excited that Doc might be starting Sully.

I scrolled back, though and saw Bass listed as the starter.

Hopefully if KG isn't playing we get longer looks at Sully and Melo along with Darko.

Looking forward to tonight.

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 02:40:07 PM »

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When I saw BB listed as a reserve, I got excited that Doc might be starting Sully.

I scrolled back, though and saw Bass listed as the starter.

Hopefully if KG isn't playing we get longer looks at Sully and Melo along with Darko.

Looking forward to tonight.

Hmm, Sullinger isn't listed in the OP. So, starting or bench?

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2012, 04:13:28 PM »

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If Andrew Bynum isn't playing , we don't need KG in the game wasting his body and risking injury.  Good call by Doc.

Bet Rondo &PP doesn't play more than 15-19 minutes .

I WANT  to SEE  DOWNS,   FAB MELO & DARKO get huge minutes. Play till they foul out.

can  Sully impose some youthfull will ?

See if dat boy got game.

Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2012, 04:13:44 PM »

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Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
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If Andrew Bynum isn't playing , we don't need KG in the game wasting his body and risking injury.  Good call by Doc.
Yup, no KG in advance of back to back good call Pop. I mean Doc.  ;D


Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
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I hope to see more off Kris Joesph, and Fab melo tonight....and yes Doc start lee...let him get more comfortable with the first unit.

Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
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Awkward starting lineup for Philly.
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Re: Celtics (1-2) at Sixers (1-1) 10/15
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