Found October 07, 2013 on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
A Sherrod Blakely has posted tonight's starting lineup on CSNNE. While the Boston Celtics starting lineup will be in a state of uncertainty throughout this season, C's coach Brad Stevens appears to have settled on a lineup for the first preseason game. There weren't any surprises with the first group, which is expected to consist of Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee in the backcourt, and Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger in the frontcourt. Though all five were on last season's roster, tonight will be the first time they will be in the starting lineup for the same game. Last season, the combination of Lee and Bradley were a fearsome defensive combination but after some initial success, Doc didn't play them together very much.   I like that they will get a chance to impress their new coach tonight.  Let's Go Celtics!!!! [Discuss on CG Forums!]

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