Petersen Events Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
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.
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C 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
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: 2.0 PPG, 1.7 RPG
Patrick O’Bryant: 10.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.7 BPG
Gabe Pruitt: 4.0 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.7 SPG
Billy Walker: 6.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG
Cavaliers to Watch
J.J. Hickson: 6.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.0 SPG
Darnell Jackson: 2.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG
Tarence Kinsey: 5.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.5 APG
Mo Williams: 11.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 5.5 APG
BOS: 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)