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Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  December 18, 2011 11:19 AM

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Basketball is finally here, and not those charity all-star games either. Real basketball.
The preseason opens in Toronto where the Raptors are again in rebuilding mode, so don't expect them to be a factor in the Atlantic Division.

They have a new coach, former Dallas assistant Dwane Casey and their No. 1 draft pick, Jonas Valanciunas, has decided to stay overseas.

*Paul Pierce is out with a sore right heel
*Sasha Pavlovic is out with a sore left wrist
*Jamal Sampson is not on the trip for personal reasons

STARTING LINEUPS

BOSTON

PG Rajon Rondo
SG Ray Allen
SF Marquis Daniels
PF Kevin Garnett
C Jermaine O'Neal

TORONTO

PG Jose Calderon
SG DeMar DeRozan
SF James Johnson
PF Andrea Bargnani
C Jamaal Magloire

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