Nets Host Celtics Looking to Avenge Loss
Boston Celtics (2-1) at New Jersey Nets (0-3) Tuesday, October 13, 2009
7:00 PM ET
CSN HD, YES HD
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Kendrick Perkins
(Doc has said that the Pierce, Allen and Garnett will sit out one of the two back to backs, either this game vs the Nets or Wednesday's game vs the Raptors. So, this may or may not be the starting lineup for this game)
PG: Devin Harris SG: Chris Douglas-Roberts SF: Terrance Williams PF: Yi Jianlian C: Brook Lopez Reserves Jarvis Hayes Rafer Alston Josh Boone Sean Williams Bobby Simmons Bennett Davis Brian Hamilton Tony Battie Trenton Hassell Will Blalock Courtney Lee Eduardo Najera Injuries Keyon Dooling (hip) out Devin Harris (ankle) day to day Key Matchups
Rajon Rondo vs Devin Harris In the first meeting between these teams, Harris sat out with an ankle injury. Hopefully we will see him in this game to give Rondo a challenge and to see if he ups his game to meet it.
Kendrick Perkins vs Brook Lopez Lopez is a very good young center and he torched the Celtics for 21 points to go with 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in the first meeting between these two clubs. He also shot 14 free throws. Perk needs to clamp down on defense and keep Lopez from beating him again. The Celtics won the first matchup between these two teams in a game that was much closer than it should have been. With the possibility that Doc may sit his stars in this game, it is hard to predict anything about it. I've seen a several posts talking about our second unit having players who would be starting for a lot of other teams. If Doc sits the starters, this will be their chance to prove it. If the starters do play, I expect another win for the C's.