at Boston Celtics (1-3) at Brooklyn Nets (2-1)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:30 PM ET
Preseason Game #5 Road Game #2
TV: CSNNE, YES
Barclays CenterCeltics Roster
Rajon Rondo (ACL) out
Keith Bogans (thumb) outNets Roster
Deron Williams Injuries
Jorge Gutierrez (ankle) out
Andrei Kirilenko (back) out
Tornike Shengelia (ankle) out
Tyshawn Taylor (ankle) out
Jason Terry (knee) out
Deron Williams (ankle) out Game Notes
The Nets are playing in the second of back to back games, having played the Sixers on the road on Monday. Kevin Garnett played 15 minutes in that game and so he may or may not play against his former team in this one. Jason Kidd had said that he would hold KG out of back to back games but KG vocally rejected that idea, so who knows.
Paul Pierce was not with the team in Philly because of personal reasons so he may or may not be back with the team for this one. The Nets also have been dealing with several injuries that have somewhat depleted their depth.
The Celtics are coming off a big win and have had a couple of days to rest and practice so hopefully they will come out strong and play with energy in this one.
Once again, starting lineups are unknown. Brad Stevens said that his rotations are settling somewhat and the last starting lineup did quite well, so we may see the same lineup of Crawford, Bradley, Green Bass and Sullinger. But then again, maybe we won't.
Keys to the GamePlay with Energy
- take advantage of the Nets back to backRebound
- The Nets have size and rebounders and the Celtics must put out extra energy to crash the boardsDon't Be Overly Unselfish
- The Celtics have tended to be so unselfish that they pass up open shots. They need to take the shots when they are thereDefense
- The Celtics' defense is coming along and they need to keep working hard on that end Keep Building
The Celtics need to take their success from their win over the Knicks and build on it