Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 11/16/14
   at  Boston Celtics (2-4) at New York Knicks (2-1)Preseason Game #7 – Road Game #5Saturday, October 20, 20127:30pm ETTV: CSNNE, MSG, NBA-LP (DTV 752/753) Times Union Center, Albany, New York Referees:  Marc Davis, Tony Brown, Eli Roe This is the second preseason game between these two division rivals. The first game was a spirited affair with the Knicks coming out on top 98-95 in OT. The Knicks are playing in the second of back to back games and although most of their regular starters are listed they may sit them. In the Knicks' 107-88 loss to the Raptors, Amare played 26 minutes and Melo played 33 minutes. They may or may not play in this one. Amare has pretty much said that he doesn't play to play. Ordinarily, the starters would sit in back to back games but this is New York and this is the Celtics, and after a sub-par effort with porous defense, their coach may want to try to work through some issues. But, who knows. The game notes have the regular starters listed, but they haven't been right yet, so why start now? Doc has said that he will sit Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass tonight, both of whom sustained minor injuries in the last game, I've put Jeff Green into the starting lineup for Pierce, but I have a funny feeling that Doc may start Kris Jospeh to keep some continuity with his core bench group. Sherrod Blakely tweeted that both KG and Darko will also be out tonight. It looks like Rondo is playing but may be in limited minutes. No word yet whether Barbosa has reported to the Celtics yet. Last word was he was going through visa paperwork and may be available for Sunday's game. On an interesting note, Marc Davis will be calling a Celtics game for the first time since his incident with Rondo that resulted in Rondo's suspension. If you recall, a series of terrible and very obviously wrong calls led to Rondo bumping him after yet another terrible call. Let's hope they are both on their best behavior in this one. Probable Starters PG  SG  SF  PF  C PG: Rajon Rondo SG:  Courtney Lee SF:  Jeff Green PF:  Jared Sullinger C:   Kevin Garnett Reserves Brandon Bass Leandro Barbosa Jason Collins Micah Downs Kris Joseph Rob Kurz Jason Terry Fab Melo Darko Milicic Injuries Chris Wilcox (back) day to day Darko Milicic (wrist) questionable Avery Bradley (shoulders) out  Paul Pierce  (ankle, knee) out  Brandon Bass (knee)  out  Probable Starters PG SG SF PF C PG:  Raymond Felton SG:  Mychel Thompson SF:  Carmelo Anthony PF:  Kurt Thomas C:   Tyson Chandler Reserves JR Smith Steve Novak Jason Kidd Henry Simms John Shurna Pablo Prigioni Chris Copeland Oscar Bellfield Injuries Ronnie Brewer (MCL)  out Marcus  Camby (calf)  out Iman Shumpert  (ACL)  out Chris Smith (patella)  out Amare Stoudamire (knee) questionable Rasheed Wallace (out of shape)  questionable Keys to the Game   No more injuries.  Get young guys experience   Make it through a game without a horrible call by Marc Davis  Get the preseason finished and get ready for the Heat on opening night   [Discuss on CG Forums!]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Robert Kraft wants apology from NFL if nothing found

NFL may be very close to returning to Los Angeles

Report: Kobe definitely returning next season

Report: Yankees don't want to pay A-Rod home run bonuses

Kobe Bryant needs surgery, likely out for season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Browner wants Patriots to injure Sherman, Thomas

Report: NFL has potential video evidence with Deflategate

Report: Rams, other teams interested in Nick Foles

Tom Brady: 'My feelings got hurt' in Deflategate controversy

Odell Beckham Jr. says he played with two hamstring tears

Report: A-Rod apologized to new MLB commissioner

Allenby rang up $3,400 strip club bill on night of 'kidnapping'

Brady's dad: QB's relationship with Pats 'will end badly'

WATCH: Skittles Super Bowl commercial looks ridiculous

The five best Super Bowl defenses of all time

Mark Brunell explains why he got emotional over Deflategate

NFL was profiting off Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab

NFL finally getting its own YouTube channel

20 most amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Six X-factors who could make an impact in Super Bowl XLIX

Five potentially fatal flaws for Patriots in the Super Bowl

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Opposing Packers celebrate Pro Bowl TD

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Kobe not retiring

More questions about Allenby's story

Yanks don't want to pay A-Rod bonuses

Kobe Bryant likely out for the season

Looking back at Super Bowls 1-48

Super Bowl MVPs through the years

The five best Super Bowl defenses

NFL has Deflategate video evidence?

Burnell explains why he got emotional

NFL was profiting off Lynch's gesture

NFL finally getting YouTube channel

20 amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.