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Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:07:30 PM »
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Brooklyn Nets (2-1) at Boston Celtics (1-3)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:30 PM ET
Preseason Game #5, Home Game #2
TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE
TD Garden 




Probable Starters
PG  SG  SF  PF  C
PG: Rajon Rondo
SG:  Courtney Lee
SF:  Paul Pierce
PF:  Jared Sullinger
C:   Kevin Garnett

Celtics Reserves

Brandon Bass
Dionte Christmas
Jason Collins
Micah Downs
Jeff Green
Kris Joseph
Rob Kurz
Jason Terry
Fab Melo
Darko Milicic
Jamar Smith

Injuries

Chris Wilcox (back) day to day
Avery Bradley (shoulders) out 
Darko Milicic  (wrist) questionable




Probable Starters
PG SG SF PF C
PG: Deron Williams
SG:  Joe Johnson
SF:  Gerald Wallace
PF:  Kris Humphries
C:   Brook Lopez

Nets Reserves
Keith Bogans
CJ Watson
Andre Blatche
Josh Childress
Mirza Teletovic
Carleton Scott
Reggie Evans
MarShon Brooks
Stephen Dennis
James Mays
Tomike Shengelia
Jerry  Stackhouse
Tyshaun Taylor

Injuries
Tyshawn Taylor (quad)  out
MarShon Brooks (foot)  out
Jerry Stackhouse (knee) questionable

Game Notes
The Celtics make their Garden debut tonight as they face the Brooklyn Nets.     Both teams are playing in the second of back to back games.   The Celtics are coming off a 32 point loss to the Sixers and the Nets got a 12 point win vs the Wizards in their very first game in their new home, The Barclays Center.  . 

Doc gave KG the night off on Monday.  The Game Notes have Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger remaining in the starting lineup for this game and KG back in his starting center spot.  But, so far, the Game Notes haven't been very much help because the lineups have been changing so much.   Even though he's enjoyed experimenting with all the new pieces he has with this team, it may be time to start working on setting the rotation.  But as with the other games in the preseason,  it's impossible to predict who will start or what Doc will do in this game. 

The Nets currently only have five players on their training camp roster who are returning after spending last season with the team.  They are playing in a new city and new arena and so will have little continuity to the past.  Three of those players, Deron Williams, Kris Humphries, and Brook Lopez, will bring some continuity to the starting lineup.  Add in newly acquired Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace and they should be a tough team this season. 

Doc has used 4 different starting lineups in as many games this preseason.  He will continue to evaluate players, develop the core and work on areas of concern in this game.  Two areas of concern are turnovers and pick and roll defense.    With 5 games in 7 nights, Doc will also continue to limit the starters minutes and give the younger players a chance to show what they can do.

Goals
1.  limit turnovers
2.  tighten up pick and roll defense
3.  develop better chemistry
4.  begin to tighten up rotation a bit
« Last Edit: October 16, 2012, 11:09:57 AM by FLCeltsFan »

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 10:15:39 PM »
You mean Joe Johnson starting at SG for the Nets?

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 10:24:54 PM »
You mean Joe Johnson starting at SG for the Nets?

Yep.  TP for catching that.  That's what I get for having to do a new game thread, post game recap, and comments from the other side all at once :)  Busy times LOL

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 12:40:06 AM »
Doc playing the scrubs almost the whole game is really making these Celtics games unwatchable

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 01:40:06 AM »
TP. Go Celtics!

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 02:18:46 AM »
They better compete better than they looked tonight against Philly no excuses for that 


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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 10:11:26 AM »
TP FL.  I am looking for a better game tonight...I almost fell asleep on my computer last night....Celts were ho hum and I was ho hum....still trying to find something positive to take out of that one...  ???
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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 07:48:21 PM »
Nice of BKN to play their A team...  :-X


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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 07:52:31 PM »
If Lee AND Green don't start hitting that corner 3, I don't think this team will have enough 3 point shooting to win games

Pierce and Jet aren't enough to get it done and who knows what we'll get from Bradley. Rondo might have to start pulling up  :-\
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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 07:55:46 PM »
Pierce looks good rest of da team lookin shaky to start

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 07:57:41 PM »
This is a horrible unit by Doc. Hope this is just him testing crap out and not something he'll use often (or at all).

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 08:00:35 PM »
Doc is being Stubborn with ball small lineup. His infatuation with it is maddening. Small Ball hasn't worked since 2008 Doc. Even then It worked situationally.

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 08:02:08 PM »
Doc is being Stubborn with ball small lineup. His infatuation with it is maddening. Small Ball hasn't worked since 2008 Doc. Even then It worked situationally.

Small ball works, he just need to put KG at the 5 spot for it to work.

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2012, 08:02:53 PM »
Jeff Green with the awesome pump fakes in the perimeter.

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Re: Nets (2-0) at Celtics (1-3) 10/16
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2012, 08:02:59 PM »
Doc is being Stubborn with ball small lineup. His infatuation with it is maddening. Small Ball hasn't worked since 2008 Doc. Even then It worked situationally.

TP

Please Doc no more small ball. Give Collins and Melo those minutes. It's our only chance.
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