Celtics Host Knicks in Hartford

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New York Knicks (1-2) at Boston Celtics (4-1) Saturday, October 16
7:30 PM ET
Preseason Game #6
TV: CSNNE, MSG, LP 752/753
XL Center, Hartford, CT
Referees:  Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, Tommy Nunez, Jr.

The Celtics are playing their 4th game in 5 nights and they are playing the Knicks for the 2nd time within 4 days.   The Celtics are also playing in the 2nd of back to back games.   They have only one more preseason game after this one before the real games start.

Mike D'Antoni is talking about keeping Amar'e Stoudamire out of this game and starting Wilson Chandler.  Doc may sit his veterans or he may want to start getting into a regular rotation in preparation of the season starting.  Paul Pierce and Shaq sat out last night's game but both are expected to play in this one.     Doc may sit a couple of the veterans who played last night, or he may want to start getting into a regular rotation in preparation of the season starting.  
Stephane Lasme missed last night's game due to visa questions and will be ready to play in this one as he continues to try to impress for that final roster spot.  Delonte West is expected to rejoin the team but may or may not play depending on how he feels and what the doctors' reports have to say about his ailing back. 

The Celtics pulled out an improbable win at the end of the last game between these two teams with much of the team sitting out because of fouls, injuries or ejections.   The Knicks may feel as though they deserved to win that game and will surely want to get some measure of revenge.

Ray Allen
Avery Bradley
Marquis Daniels
Glen Davis
Semih Erden
Kevin Garnett
Luke Harangody
Stephane Lasme
Jermaine O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
Kendrick Perkins
Paul Pierce
Nate Robinson
Rajon Rondo
Von Wafer
Delonte West
Mario West

Raymond Felton
Wilson Chandler
Danilo Gallinari
Amar'e Stourdamire
Ronny Turiaf
Roger Mason, Jr
Anthony Randolph
Timofey Mozgov
Bill Walker
Tony Douglas
Landry Fields
Andy Rautins
Shawne Williams
Patrick Ewing, Jr
Kelenna Azubuike
Eddy Curry
 Players to Watch
Nate Robinson  and  Bill Walker
Nate Robinson  and Bill Walker
These two players will both be up for this game.  Both will want to show their former teams that they made a mistake by letting them go.  Look for a big game from both players tonight.