Everyone except Stiemsma and Ray Allen to play tonight


After draining a few shot in a row, Pietrus held his hand in the air as if on a follow-through.

"Better than Ray Allen!" Pietrus exclaimed.

For Thursday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, at least, he will be better than Allen, in that Pietrus will be playing. Allen wore gray and yellow running shoes and did not do much in the shootaround, according to a Celtics official, and did not speak with reporters after the session.

Rajon Rondo, rocking Kentucky shorts, participated and was practicing post-up moves against E'Twaun Moore when reporters were allowed on to the court at the end of the session. Kevin Garnett, who missed the last two games to rest his sore hip, also participated in the shootaround. Rondo, Garnett, Pierce and Pietrus are expected to play against the Bucks.
Anyway all that that means is what the title says! Doc is probably playing the starters just so they stay in rhythm for the playoffs, I still don't think home court matters to them.