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Doc Rivers will mix and match Celtics lineups

Who will start? Who will finish games? What kinds of crazy lineups is Doc going to use? I'm not sure he even knows at this point.

Rivers Plans To Mix And Match " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog

Rivers used five different starting lineups in the Celtics’ first five preseason games, but has started Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger in each of the last two. The coach likes the rookie with the starting group, having previously said that he wants to play Sullinger mostly at the four. "I don’t know if that’s the way I’m going to go, but I do like that," Rivers said after Thursday’s win in Brooklyn. "And I like Brandon with the second unit, because it gives us another scorer, a guy who can play. "Having said that, I don’t know what type of team we have. I’m not sure we’ll have a set lineup this year. I think there will be nights where they have a quick four that we start Brandon. Then there will be nights where they don’t and you start Sullinger. There may be nights when we start Paul and Jeff [Green] at the two and the three. I hope we don’t we have to do that, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the way we went."

I think I have a headache thinking about all that.