Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 10/20/14
   at  Brooklyn Nets (2-1) at Boston Celtics (1-3) Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:30 PM ET Preseason Game #5, Home Game #2TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE TD Garden   Referees:   Ed Malloy,  Sean Corbin,  Karl Lane The Celtics make their Garden debut tonight as they face the Brooklyn Nets.     Both teams are playing in the second of back to back games.   The Celtics are coming off a 32 point loss to the Sixers and the Nets got a 12 point win vs the Wizards in their very first game in their new home, The Barclays Center.  .  Doc gave KG the night off on Monday.  The Game Notes have Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger remaining in the starting lineup for this game and KG back in his starting center spot.  But, so far, the Game Notes haven't been very much help because the lineups have been changing so much.   Even though he's enjoyed experimenting with all the new pieces he has with this team, it may be time to start working on setting the rotation.  But as with the other games in the preseason,  it's impossible to predict who will start or what Doc will do in this game.  The Nets currently only have five players on their training camp roster who are returning after spending last season with the team.  They are playing in a new city and new arena and so will have little continuity to the past.  Three of those players, Deron Williams, Kris Humphries, and Brook Lopez, will bring some continuity to the starting lineup.  Add in newly acquired Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace and they should be a tough team this season.  Doc has used 4 different starting lineups in as many games this preseason.  He will continue to evaluate players, develop the core and work on areas of concern in this game.  Two areas of concern are turnovers and pick and roll defense.    With 5 games in 7 nights, Doc will also continue to limit the starters minutes and give the younger players a chance to show what they can do.  Probable Starters PG  SG  SF  PF  CPG: Rajon Rondo SG:  Courtney LeeSF:  Paul PiercePF:  Jared SullingerC:   Kevin GarnettCeltics ReservesBrandon BassDionte ChristmasJason CollinsMicah DownsJeff Green Kris JosephRob KurzJason TerryFab MeloDarko MilicicJamar Smith Injuries Chris Wilcox (back) day to day Avery Bradley (shoulders) out  Darko Milicic  (wrist) questionable Probable StartersPG SG SF PF CPG: Deron Williams SG:  Joe Johnson SF:  Gerald Wallace PF:  Kris Humphries C:   Brook Lopez Nets ReservesKeith Bogans CJ WatsonAndre BlatcheJosh Childress Mirza TeletovicCarleton Scott Reggie Evans MarShon Brooks Stephen DennisJames Mays Tomike Shengelia Jerry  Stackhouse Tyshaun Taylor Injuries Tyshawn Taylor (quad)  out MarShon Brooks (foot)  out Jerry Stackhouse (knee) questionable   Goals1.  limit turnovers 2.  tighten up pick and roll defense3.  develop better chemistry 4.  begin to tighten up rotation a bit  5.  Evaluate the players for the final 2 spots [Discuss on CG Forums!]
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