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C's Eye Revenge In Preseason Finale

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Tuesday, October 21 - 7:30 pm ET
Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
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Tonight, Celtics preseason officially comes to a close, leaving us with just one week’s wait until the ring ceremony and regular season opener on October 28.

Joining the defending champions in tonight’s preseason finale is division rival New York Knicks, who beat the Celtics 104-97 on Friday night. Simply put, Boston was outplayed by New York on their home floor. The Knicks controlled the pace of the game virtually from start to finish, as Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo style prevailed.

At the end of the day, it was nothing more or less than a preseason loss, but the Knicks look to be in a much better place mentally than they were a year ago. This is not the same dispirited team that the Celtics took out by 45 points last November. They’ve got a new style, a new attitude, and even a new-look rotation.

However, this is not the time to praise the New York Knicks for their recent changes. It's time for revenge, even if it is just another preseason outing. Let the "chippiness" begin. Read More..

Projected Starters
Kendrick Perkins / Zach Randolph
PF Kevin Garnett / Wilson Chandler
SF Paul Pierce / Quentin Richardson
SG Ray Allen / Jamal Crawford
PG Rajon Rondo / Chris Duhon

Celtics to Watch



Tony Allen: 12.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.3 SPG

Big Baby



Glen Davis: 6.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG




 Patrick O’Bryant: 5.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.6 BPG

Gabe Pruitt


Gabe Pruitt: 5.7 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.1 SPG

Billy Walker



Billy Walker: 4.2 PPG, 2.2 RPG

Knicks to WatchWilson Chandler



Wilson Chandler: 14.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.2 SPG, 1.2 BPG
Chris Duhon



Chris Duhon: 10.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.2 SPG

Stephon Marbury



 Stephon Marbury: 8.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 3.8 APG

Nate Robinson



 Nate Robinson: 18.6 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.4 SPG

Injury Report
Rajon Rondo (sprained right ankle - probable)
NY: David Lee (sprained ankle - questionable)
NY: Danilo Gallinari (sore back - out)
NY: Jared Jeffries (fractured left fibula - out)

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