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Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
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Brooklyn Nets (4-1) at  Boston Celtics (1-6)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7:00 PM ET
Preseason Game #8 Road Game #4
TV:   ESPN, CSNNE,YES
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (FM)
TD Garden





Probable Starters

PG: Jordan Crawford
SG: Avery Bradley
SF: Gerald Wallace
PF: Brandon Bass
C:  Jared Sullinger

Player to Watch

Celtics fans are still waiting for a break out game from Jeff Green.  This will be his last opportunity in the preseason so hopefully will take his own words to heart and show some aggressiveness in this one.

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) questionable





Probable Starters
PG: Shaun Livingston
SG: Joe Johnson
SF: Alan Anderson
PF: Andray Blatche
C:  Brook Lopez

Player to Watch

The Celtics are undersized other than Faverani and so Brook Lopez could have a big game. 

Nets Roster
Alan Anderson
Andray Blatche
Reggie Evans
Gary Forbes
Kevin Garnett
Jorge Gutierrez
Marko Jaric
Joe Johnson
Chris Johnson
Andrei Kirilenko
Shaun Livingston
Brook Lopez
Paul Pierce
Mason Plumlee
Tornike Shengelia
Tyshawn Taylor
Mirza Teletovic
Jason Terry
Deron Williams

Injuries
Kevin Garnett (rest) OUT
Paul Pierce  (Rest) OUT
Tornike Shengelia  (knee)OUT
Deron Williams   (ankle)  OUT
Andrei Kirilenko (back)  OUT

Game Notes:  There's no telling who Brad will start.  One of the key matchups would be at center.  Jared Sullinger, who has started at center, would be undersized against Brook Lopez.  I'd like to see Vitor Faverani get his chance to see what he can do against Lopez. 

After their last game, Gerald Wallace had some strong words for his team, calling them out for lack of effort.  According to coach Stevens, they responded with one of their best practices of the preseason on Tuesday.  How they respond in this game will have a lot to say about them as a team.  I expect them to play with energy and effort in this one.

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will sit this one out for rest, and so their first trip back in the regular season will have more meaning.  On the other hand, Jason Terry is expected to make his preseason debut in this game against his former team. 

Keith Bogans practiced on Tuesday and will be a game time decision for this game.  Phil Pressey is expected to return to the rotation after sitting out the past 2 games with a sprained ankle.  Deron Williams and Andrei Kirilenko will be out for the Nets as will Tornike Shengelia. 

Keys to the Game
Play with Energy
Rebound
Defend
Play as a Team


Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 02:38:46 PM »

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Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
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Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
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Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 02:58:48 PM »

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Time to see Wallace, Green and Olynyk together in the starting lineup.
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Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 03:34:24 PM »

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Time to see Wallace, Green and Olynyk together in the starting lineup.
I'd be okay with that or Fav as starting frontline.  Tough to have final preseason game when we need to see how guys are playing together and we aren't going against starters.  Interesting to watch bradley and terry go at it.

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Time to see Wallace, Green and Olynyk together in the starting lineup.
I'd be okay with that or Fav as starting frontline.  Tough to have final preseason game when we need to see how guys are playing together and we aren't going against starters.  Interesting to watch bradley and terry go at it.
Heck, I'd have Olynyk and Fav until Sullinger learns how to stay off the three pointers and the cheeseburgers.
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Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 04:59:02 PM »

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Time to see Wallace, Green and Olynyk together in the starting lineup.

geez, if we see a lot of this combo i dont expect many rebounds to fall to the celtics. olynyk is not a good rebounder and he is better than green.

actually, i would think sully would fit better than olynyk here, though i like olynyk's game a lot. sully down low for rebounds works better.

though the best combo in terms of a mix of low post and outside shooting may be:

green, olynyk, and sully. sully down low. olynyk to stretch the floor and shoot. green to shoot and cut to the basket. though i admit defense may be a problem.

of course, pg is still another problem isnt it? ;D

but in any case, thanks to flc and goooooo celtics!!!

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Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013, 05:30:58 PM »

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Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
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Time to see Wallace, Green and Olynyk together in the starting lineup.

You've got your wish, koz:

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Bradley, Wallace, green and Olynyk will start tonight for the #Celtics. The fifth starter likely to be Faverani. #CelticsTalk

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Time to see Wallace, Green and Olynyk together in the starting lineup.

You've got your wish, koz

Re: Nets (4-1) at Celtics (1-6) Preseason Game #8 10/23
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 06:06:00 PM »

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Time to see Wallace, Green and Olynyk together in the starting lineup.

You've got your wish, koz:

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Bradley, Wallace, green and Olynyk will start tonight for the #Celtics. The fifth starter likely to be Faverani. #CelticsTalk

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KO and Fav should start........Bass should come off the bench.......he just seems suited , always has  for this role.

I hope Pressey is going tone back.   REAL. Soon .........the young Celtics really need a true Point guard out there.   The team seems so much more fluid when Pressey is playing.

I hate AB At the point spot....not natural for him.

Hope Hump brings his A game.

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Thank goodness preseason is over!
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