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Welcome to Barclays Center

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  October 18, 2012 07:24 PM

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The Celtics play their first game in Brooklyn's sparkling new arena, the Barclays Center, and are hoping for more complete performance than Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Nets. Doc Rivers will go with his normal starting five and the more Jared Sullinger plays with the starters, the more it appears he will be the Opening Night starter at power forward.

STARTING LINEUPS
BOSTON CELTICS
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Courtney Lee
SF Paul Pierce
PF Jared Sullinger
C Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets
PG Deron Williams
SG Joe Johnson
SF Gerald Wallace
PF Kris Humphries
C Brook Lopez


Pregame notes:


  • Leandro Barbosa is officially a Celtic but not likely to join club until maybe Sunday's home game against Philadelphia. Rivers said he has no idea whether Barbosa is in shape.h

  • Rivers said he would like to see Kevin Garnett get more work in the post. That's the reason he got seven touches in the third quarter Tuesday against Brooklyn.

  • Darko Milicic sat in the locker room with his right wrist taped and iced. He is not expected to play the next two games. He has been nursing a sore wrist the entire preseason.

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