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Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« on: October 19, 2013, 08:23:37 PM »
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Boston Celtics (1-5) at Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Preseason Game #7, Road Game #4
6:00 PM ET
TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE
Radio:  None
Bell Centre, Montreal QC





Celtics Roster

Chris Babb
Brandon Bass
Damen Bell-Holter
Keith Bogans
Avery Bradley
MarShon Brooks
Jordan Crawford
Vitor Faverani
Jeff Green
Kris Humphries
Courtney Lee
Kelly Olynyk
Phil Pressey
Rajon Rondo
DeShawn Sims
Jared Sullinger
Kammron Taylor
Gerald Wallace

Injuries
Rajon Rondo (ACL)out
Keith Bogans (thumb)  out
DeShawn Sims (knee) day to day
Phil Pressey (ankle) game time decision
Kris Humphries (foot) probable

Player to Watch

Celtics fans are still waiting for Jeff Green to play up to his potential.  They are running out of preseason games for him to prove himself and hopefully he can make that leap in this game. 





Timberwolves Roster

Jose Barea
Corey Brewer
Lorenzo Brown
Chase Budinger
Dante Cunningham
Gorgui Dieng
Bojan Dubjevic
Mickael Gelabale
Robbie Hummel
Othyus Jeffers
Chris Johnson
Kevin Love
Kevin Martin
Shebazz Muhammad
Nikola Pekovic
AJ Price
Ricky Rubio
Alexy Shved
Ronny Turiaf
Derrick Williams

Injuries
Chase Budinger (knee) out
Kevin Martin (Achilles) probable

Player to Watch

Kevin Love is one of the top power forwards in the game. He is always a threat for a 20-20 night.  The Celtics bigs are going to need to work hard to keep him out of the paint and to slow him down. 

Key Match Up
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Avery Bradley vs Ricky Rubio
 Rubio is a very good pure point guard who plays with flare and emotion.  Bradley is a combo guard with elite defensive skills.  This will be a fun matchup to watch.

Keys to the Game
Rebound - The Wolves have a couple of very good rebounders in Pekovic and Love.  The Celtics are going to have to put a lot of effort into crashing the boards if they want to win this. 

Run- The Celtics are going to be undersized compared to many of the teams they face this season.  They need to run more in order to use their speed to their advantage.  Coach Stevens stressed running in practice and can be heard on the sidelines encouraging the team to run. Now it's up to the players to do it. 

Defense - The Celtics have some good defensive players on the team. They have to commit to each other and to team defense and put extra effort on that end of the court. 

Finish Strong - The Celtics need to finish plays strong at the basket and they also need to finish the game strong.  They have come up just short in several games and need to get over that hump and not just finish close, but get the win. 

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 08:25:48 PM »
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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 09:28:47 PM »
I hope Sully gets to spend some time matched up against Kevin Love. I think that would be a fun physical battle offensively, defensively and under the boards.

This is another game where I would like to see Faverani start. Get someone in there with legitimate size + bulk to matchup against Nikola Pekovic in the paint. Let Sully go at Love. Avoid being at a physical disadvantage in the paint at both big man positions.

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 11:23:28 PM »
i will really like to see us get a W..these close loses are getting old..would like to see Lee and bass play a complete better game..i hope Chris babb gets minutes..

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 12:37:03 AM »
Thanks again for the thread"

Don't care who wins pre season games. I am more interested in the combinations Stevens puts out there.

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 01:55:23 AM »
I hope Sully gets to spend some time matched up against Kevin Love. I think that would be a fun physical battle offensively, defensively and under the boards.

Was gonna say it could come down to Sully vs. Love, more so than AB vs. Rubio.

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 02:27:43 PM »
Bold Predictions: This one goes into overtime, but Cs prevail by 2 Bradley Free throws. Danny Ainge seen chatting with the Wolves GM and trade rumour abound.
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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 02:45:14 PM »
I am from Montreal and it will be both nice and strange to be able to see my Celtics in town in a few hours and not have to drive 6 hours for a trip to the TD Center.

I look forward to the matchup between Avery and Rubio...it should be a classic!  Sully against Love will also be interesting.

I will also keep my eyes open to the Timberwolves two rookies - Gorgui Dieng and of course Shabazz Muhammad.

For all of you watching the game this evening, you will be pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm the fans will have for this contest.  It won't feel like a preseason game. It will probably feel like a key regular season game for many players by the reception the fans will give them thoughout the game.

Have a good one guys!

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 05:38:10 PM »
A Celtic win, ,or another close but no Cigar .

Go CELTICS......woo hoo......... ;)

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 06:10:27 PM »
here we go!

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 06:11:20 PM »
Vitor and PEKOVIC MATCH UP!!! i hope he brings the beast outta VitoR!!

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2013, 06:13:11 PM »
Lee looking smooth

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2013, 06:14:14 PM »
No Green in the starting 5 tonight?

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2013, 06:18:26 PM »
come on bass!! pass that..

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Re: Celtics (1-5) at Wolves (2-2) Preseason Game 7 10/20
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 06:21:01 PM »
I'm liking the potential of this Twolves team.

 

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