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Tuesday, October 14 - 7:30 pm ET
Petersen Events Center (Pittsburgh, PA) 
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For the second time this preseason, the Celtics will face off with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, this time at the University of Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center.

Celtics enforcer Kendrick Perkins, who was kept out of full-contact competition during training camp due to a recovering shoulder, went through a full practice yesterday and is expected to play in tonight’s game.

On Cleveland’s end, however, there will be a few no-shows. Both Sasha Pavlovic (sprained right ankle) and Ben Wallace (sore back) skipped the flight to Pittsburgh altogether, and subsequently will not be in the lineup for the Cavaliers tonight. Old friend Delonte West has also missed each of Cleveland’s preseason outings due to undisclosed personal reasons. Finally, there’s Eric Snow, whose left knee could eventually force retirement out of the 35-year-old guard.

Saddle up for some more preseason basketball, folks. In the meantime, lets all take shots in the dark regarding who Billy Walker will tick off today.

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Projected Starters
Patrick O'Bryant / Zydrunas Ilgauskas
PF Kevin Garnett / Anderson Varejao
SF Paul Pierce / LeBron James
SG Ray Allen / Wally Szczerbiak
PG Rajon Rondo / Mo Williams

Celtics to Watch
Big Baby



 Glen Davis: 8.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.0 APG




J.R. Giddens: 1.3 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 1.0 APG

Darius Miles



Darius Miles: 2.0 PPG, 1.7 RPG




Patrick O’Bryant: 10.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.7 BPG

Gabe Pruitt



Gabe Pruitt: 4.0 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.7 SPG

Billy Walker



Billy Walker: 6.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG


Cavaliers to WatchJJ Hickson



J.J. Hickson: 6.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.0 SPG

Darnell Jackson



Darnell Jackson
: 2.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG

Tarence Kinsey



Tarence Kinsey: 5.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.5 APG

Mo Williams



Mo Williams: 11.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 5.5 APG

Injury Report
Kendrick Perkins (shoulder - game time decision)
CLE: Ben Wallace (back - out)
CLE: Delonte West (personal reasons - questionable)
CLE: Sasha Pavlovic (right ankle - out)
CLE: Eric Snow (left knee - out)

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