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Preview: Sixers at Celtics

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Philadelphia 76ers (0-4) at Boston Celtics (3.5-0)
Sat, Oct 20, 2007 07:30 PM ESTSixers Logo
Preseason Game #5
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

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Sixers Coverage:   Passion and Pride  

Possible Starters:
Celtics:  Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins
Sixers:  Andre Miller, Andre Iguodala, Willie Green, Reggie Evans, Jason Smith

Game Notes:
For the second game in a row, Boston is facing one of their division rivals. As with the Nets, the Celtics will have to go through the Sixers if they are to win the conference.  So far in the preseason, they are winless but that could make them more dangerous.  The Sixers are going in the opposite direction from the Celtics. While the Celtics chose to keep their star and build around him, the Sixers traded theirs and chose to rebuild. And unlike the Celtics, the Sixers have been fairly inactive this offseason.   

This is the time of the preseason when coaches experiment with their lineups so, it is possible that the lineups may change. With the Celtics having 4 games in 5 nights, Doc has said that he probably won't play KG, PP, and RA in every game. Or, it is possible that he will start them and then play them fewer minutes. With the starters only playing one quarter against the Nets, they will more than likely start and play in this game. The Herald said they will more than likely play in 8 quarters in the next 4 games and may sit out either Monday or Tuesday. With KG, RA, and PP probably starting,  this game should be in hand early and so expect to see a lot of the bench in this game.