Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/21/12
6:58 p.m.: Leandro Barbosa's anticipated debut in a Celtics uniform has been delayed by the pesky state department. Apparently there are some visa issues for the Brazilian national to clear before he can don the green and white in an actual game. Barbosa warmed up prior to the game and spoke to reporters while wearing practice gear, but he joined Darko Milicic and Chris Wilcox on the scratch list. Milicic could play if it were the regular season, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said, and he had no more updates on Wilcox's progress from back issues. The starting lineups appear below. SixersDevin SearcyArnett MoultrieDamien WilkinsEvan TurnerJrue Holiday CelticsKevin GarnettJared SullingerPaul PierceCourtney LeeRajon Rondo In honor of reaching the "end of the road" of the preseason, we will bring you Boyz II Men for the song of the night. 8 a.m. ET: A long slog that began in Istanbul and made stops in Milan, Hartford and Albany finally comes to an end Sunday as the Celtics close their exhibition schedule at home against the Philadelphia 76ers. With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett expected to be back in the lineup after a night off, the Celtics will take on the same team they edged in seven games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last spring. Granted, the Sixers made major changes to their roster in the offseason. And granted, the score and the statistics from this game will not matter. But what better way to judge the Celtics' fitness for the upcoming season than by playing the last team they slew last season? Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m.
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