Celtics Host Raptors in First Garden Game

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Toronto Raptors (1-0) at Boston Celtics (2-0)
Sunday, October 10
6:00 PM ET
Preseason Game 3
Radio: WEEI
TD Garden

Both teams are undefeated with the Celtics having played 2 games and the Raptors having played just one,beating Phoenix 129-78. Although this is the Celtics 2nd home game, it is the first game in the TD Garden since the first "home" game was played in Manchester NH.

As with every preseason game, it's hard to predict who will play and who will sit and how many minutes players get as coaches try to determine their rosters and players' roles. Doc has said that he may sit some of the starters in certain games so we may or may not see the usual starting lineups.

Jermaine O'Neal was back at practice on Saturday and looked good according to reports. He is listed as a game time decision but he expects to play. Delonte West also practiced and expects to play. Shaq sat out practice with sore a sore hip and may get some rest if JO is back in the lineup.

Probable Starters
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Jermaine O'Neal
Rondo/Allen/Pierce/Garnett/J. O'Neal

Boston Bench Mob
Marquis Daniels
Glen Davis
Semih Erden
Luke Harangody
Stephane Lasme
Nate Robinson
Von Wafer
Delonte West
Mario West

Kendrick Perkins (knee) out
Avery Bradley (ankle) out
Jermaine O'Neal (hamstring) game time decision/probable
Delonte West (back) probable
Shaquille O'Neal (hip) probable

Probable Starters
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Raptors Bench
Solomon Alabi
David Anderson
Marcus Banks
Leandro Barbosa
Joey Dorsey
Ronald Dupree
Jarrett Jack
Amir Johnson
Sonny Weems
Julian Wright


Ed Davis (knee) out