MILAN -- The Celtics are a few minutes from tipping off with EA7 Milano. This venue is 25 years old and pretty much looks it in comparison to the Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul, but the crowd is rabid and includes former Brockton resident "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, the former middleweight great who is now an accomplished actor here.
There has been a lot of talk about the Celtics losing their opening game against Fenerbahce Ulker. Coach Doc Rivers said winning tonight will not be a major emphasis but just growing and getting better. Expect Jason Collins to get playing time as Rivers said he wants him to get more acclimated to the system.
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