PRESEASON NETS GAMENIGHT: #Nets (4-1) @ #Celtics (1-6)

Updated: October 23, 2013

Brooklyn Nets (4-1)  Boston Celtics (1-6)

TD Garden 7:00



[quote_simple]NETS STARTERS

The starting lineup for Preseason Game 6 in Brooklyn tonight will be Shaun Livingston playing alongside Jason Terry in the backcourt with Alan Anderson, Reggie Evans and center Andray Blatche up front. (Total guess)

Andrei Kirilenko will sit this game out with recurring back spasms. Deron Williams will continue to rehab his ankle.  Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett made the trip but will not play along with Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson who were given the night off earlier today.

[box]The Nets have allowed just 88.8 points per game in the preseason (and just 87.0 points per game during regulation).

Brooklyn has held four of its five preseason opponents under 100 points (three wins and one loss).


[quote_simple]WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Jason Terry’s return to the lineup

Terry will be making his Brooklyn debut in Boston tonight where he played last season.

Terry is a much needed addition to the bench and allows Jason Kidd to mix and match even more than he has in the previous games.

[quote_box]”I’m happy to be out on the floor practicing,” Terry said. “We’re on schedule. When we started this process, we said I was going to play the last two preseason games and that’s where we are right now.”[/quote_box]

Interested to see what Terry brings to the lineup tonight.


The Celtics will be starting Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee in the backcourt with Gerald Wallace, Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger in the frontcourt.

This is a young team with a rookie coach and it looks like they are headed to a 20 win season and that is being nice.

The team has been gutted and Rajon Rondo is still rehabbing his torn ACL so there isn’t a white knight coming through the door in Boston.

Disgruntled ex-Net Gerald Wallace is already questioning the teams effort level and will to win so its doesn’t look too good in Beantown this season people.

[box]“Guys are out there being selfish, and their opponents are playing with effort, giving their all regardless of how the night is going,” said Wallace.

“Tonight we ran into another team that wanted the game more than we did. And they came and played like it. We had some good spurts, but when it came down to it they were determined to win the game and we (weren’t).”[/box][/quote_simple]



Deron Williams – out (right ankle)

Kevin Garnett  – out (rest)

Andrei Kirilenko – out (back spasms)

Toko Shengelia – out (right knee rehab)

Paul Pierce – out (rest)


Rajon Rondo – out (torn ACL knee)

Keith Bogans – out (sprained right thumb)

Phil Pressey – day-today (sprained left ankle)

Deshawn Sims – day-to-day (sore knee)


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