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Boston Celtics (2-4) at New York Knicks (2-1)
Preseason Game #7 – Road Game #5
Saturday, October 20, 2012
7:30pm ET
TV: CSNNE, MSG, NBA-LP (DTV 752/753)
Times Union Center, Albany, New York



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

Reserves

Brandon Bass
Leandro Barbosa
Jason Collins
Micah Downs
Kris Joseph
Rob Kurz
Jason Terry
Fab Melo
Darko Milicic


Injuries

Chris Wilcox (back) day to day
Darko Milicic (wrist) questionable
Avery Bradley (shoulders) out 
Paul Pierce  (ankle, knee) out   
Brandon Bass (knee)  out 




Probable Starters
PG SG SF PF C
PG:  Raymond Felton
SG:  Mychel Thompson
SF:  Carmelo Anthony
PF:  Kurt Thomas
C:   Tyson Chandler

Reserves
JR Smith
Steve Novak
Jason Kidd
Henry Simms
John Shurna
Pablo Prigioni
Chris Copeland
Oscar Bellfield


Injuries

Ronnie Brewer (MCL)  out
Marcus  Camby (calf)  out
Iman Shumpert  (ACL)  out
Chris Smith (patella)  out
Amare Stoudamire (knee) questionable
Rasheed Wallace (out of shape)  questionable

Game Notes
This is the second preseason game between these two division rivals.  The first game was a spirited affair with the Knicks coming out on top 98-95 in OT.   The Knicks are playing in the second of back to back games and although most of their regular starters are listed they may sit them. 

In the Knicks' 107-88 loss to the Raptors, Amare played 26 minutes and Melo played 33 minutes.   They may or may not play in this one.  Amare has pretty much said that he doesn't play to play.   Ordinarily,  the starters would sit in back to back games but this is New York and this is the Celtics, and after a sub-par effort with porous defense, their coach may want to try to work through some issues.  But, who knows. 

The game notes have the regular starters listed, but they haven't been right yet, so why start now?   Doc has said that he will sit Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass tonight, both of whom sustained minor injuries in the last game,   I've put Jeff Green into the starting lineup for Pierce, but I have a funny feeling that Doc may start Kris Jospeh to keep some continuity with his core bench group. 

KG and possibly Rondo may sit as well, but if they play it will be in limited minutes.  Darko would play if it was a regular season but expect Doc to sit him one more game to be cautious with his injured wrist.    We should get to see a lot of the young guys. 

Keys to the Game
No more injuries.   Get the preseason finished and get ready for the Heat on opening night. 
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 01:16:53 PM by FLCeltsFan »

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 10:37:22 PM »

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I think this game might be mainly reserves, the Knicks just played today and the starters logged heavy minutes. I think Doc said he's going to keep some of our guys out as well. I hope our bench can continue to gel go Celtics!!!


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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 01:18:34 PM »

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I think this game might be mainly reserves, the Knicks just played today and the starters logged heavy minutes. I think Doc said he's going to keep some of our guys out as well. I hope our bench can continue to gel go Celtics!!!

I think you are right.  Doc has said that both Pierce and Bass will sit.  Amare said he doesn't plan to play.  Beyond that, I'm not sure who's going to play and who's not.  I updated the game thread to show what I've learned so far.

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 01:28:08 PM »

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What's happen with Pierce&Bass? Any updates?

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 01:42:26 PM »

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I think this game might be mainly reserves, the Knicks just played today and the starters logged heavy minutes. I think Doc said he's going to keep some of our guys out as well. I hope our bench can continue to gel go Celtics!!!

I think you are right.  Doc has said that both Pierce and Bass will sit.  Amare said he doesn't plan to play.  Beyond that, I'm not sure who's going to play and who's not.  I updated the game thread to show what I've learned so far.
It's actually Pierce and KG out as well I saw it on Bulpetts twitter feed, no injuries just rest. I think Darko is still out too.


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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 01:47:01 PM »

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I just saw that.  Pierce, KG, Bass, and Darko all out tonight.

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 02:14:55 PM »

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Collins or Melo to start?

Or maybe Green at the 4, and have JT at the 2? Or Green at the 4 and Joseph and the 3?

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2012, 02:27:39 PM »

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simulation pierce down green in- activated

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 02:34:37 PM »

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Collins or Melo to start?

Or maybe Green at the 4, and have JT at the 2? Or Green at the 4 and Joseph and the 3?
maybe Doc finally does what you know he wants to try and puts Sully at the 5

overall well get a glimpse of what the new era will look like ;D


Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 03:21:42 PM »

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Collins or Melo to start?

Or maybe Green at the 4, and have JT at the 2? Or Green at the 4 and Joseph and the 3?
maybe Doc finally does what you know he wants to try and puts Sully at the 5

overall well get a glimpse of what the new era will look like ;D

I suspect the interior defense will be rather weak tonight.

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2012, 03:24:13 PM »

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Collins or Melo to start?

Or maybe Green at the 4, and have JT at the 2? Or Green at the 4 and Joseph and the 3?
maybe Doc finally does what you know he wants to try and puts Sully at the 5

overall well get a glimpse of what the new era will look like ;D


My guess:

Sullinger
Green
Collins
Rondo
Lee

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2012, 03:28:09 PM »

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Glade he an't playin Darko , he needs to be healthy for the HEAT game.

Hope Fab and KJ get alot of minutes. 

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2012, 03:33:54 PM »

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I'd like to see them give it to Sullinger in the post and see what he can do against the length of the Knicks. 

Re: Celtics (2-4) at Knicks (2-1) 10/20
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2012, 05:29:02 PM »

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How about running them out of the gym with...

Bass
Green
Courtney
Barbosa
Rondo


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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2012, 06:57:36 PM »

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No Barbosa tonight. That's a little disappointing but not totally unexpected.

 

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