at Philadelphia 76ers (4-1) at Boston Celtics (3-4) Preseason Game #8, Home Game #3 Sunday, October 21, 2012 7:30 PM ET TV: CSNNE, CSN-P, NBA-LP (DTV 751) TD Garden Referees: Mike Callahan, James Williams, Haywoode Workman The Celtics have reached their final preseason game and after sitting
out Pierce, KG, Bass, and Darko on Saturday against the Knicks, they
will probably all play in this game, even if only for limited minutes.
It was rumored that we may see Leandro Barbosa get a few minutes in
this game as well.
In the first meeting between these two
teams, The Celtics played everyone except KG and Philly played everyone
except Bynum and Brown who were out with injuries, and still are, for
that matter. The Sixers blew out the Celtics 107-75. The Celtics have
avenged earlier losses to both the Knicks and the Nets and now will be
looking to do the same to the Sixers.
I'm sure that, as with
every game this preseason, there will be roster changes between now and
the game. The Sixers play again tomorrow vs the Knicks and so they may choose to sit some of their players for this one. With this being the final game to tune up a few things, I
expect everyone to play, but then again, why risk an injury in a
meaningless game. It would be great to end the preseason on a high note with a win in this one.
Probable Starting Matchups Point Guard vs Rajon Rondo vs Jrue Holiday
Shooting Guard vs Jason Terry vs Jason Richardson
Small Forward at Paul Pierce vs Evan Turner
Power Forward vs Jared Sullinger vs Thaddeus Young
Center at Kevin Garnett vs Lavoy Allen
Celtics Reserves Brandon Bass Jason Collins Micah Downs Jeff Green Kris Joseph Rob Kurz Courtney Lee Fab Melo Darko Milicic Leandro Barbosa Injuries Chris Wilcox (back) day to day Avery Bradley (shoulders) out Paul Pierce (ankle) probable Brandon Bass (knee) probable Darko Milicic (wrist) probable
What to Look For Continued team improvement Defend the pick and roll