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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
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When the Celtics waived Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith yesterday, speculation began on what the next step would be. Christmas had become a fan favorite and had impressed coach Tyronn Lue in summer league. He also had become close to Jason Terry, who took the rookie guard under his wing. There were several articles touting Christmas as having the inside track to gain one of the...
Rajon Rondo has long been considered a supremely talented player who has an attitude problem. He was supposed to be the leader of the Celtics for the past few years, but there were reports saying Boston was considering trading him because he had become so difficult. He’s had several run-ins with referees, blowups at the media, and he notably struggled to get along Ray Allen last...
Doc Rivers said Kevin Garnett is unlikely to play tonight vs. #sixers. He said it will depend on how Garnett looks at shootaround #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) October 15, 2012
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"Kris, I think he's an all-around player" -Danny Ainge
Lost in the training camp battles and storylines (Can Jamar Smith be a backup PG? Can Dionte Christmas get any more likeable?) is the battle for one young man. I watched this guy ever since he got to Syracuse in 2008 (Proud brother of a Syracuse graduate). When we drafted him in the second round this year, I was...
Not much to say about this one except to learn from it and move on. The Celtics stayed within 2 in the first quarter but after that, it wasn't even close. Once again, one of the culprits was turnovers as the Celtics gave the ball away 21 times. Another problem was once again their pick and roll defense. That's one thing they have to solve before the season starts because...
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Well, that was unpleasant to watch. Hopefully the Celtics got
that all out of their system and hopefully Doc can start defining roles a
bit more so that they can get into a groove before the start of the
season. Sixers fans aren't all that bad a bunch. They don't seem to
have the vitriol that say Knicks fans or Heat fans or Lakers fans have.
My favorite comment was...
The pregame show confirmed that KG will be sitting out tonight. The starting lineup will be
The young guys will get lots of playing time tonight and we may see more of what they are capable of doing.
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