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Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  February 25, 2013 08:20 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Celtics are almost home but they have one more game before this long West Coast excursion is over. The final game could be the toughest on the trip. The Utah Jazz, who are 22-3 at home, are mammoth compared with the Celtics. The Jazz have four big men who will be a problem on the boards, including Paul Millsap and former Celtic Al Jefferson

STARTING LINEUPS
BOSTON CELTICS (29-27)

PG Avery Bradley
SG Courtney Lee
SF Paul Pierce
PF Brandon Bass
C Kevin Garnett

UTAH JAZZ (31-25)
PG Earl Watson
SG Randy Foye
SF Marvin Williams
PF Paul Millsap
C Al Jefferson

Officials: Bill Spooner, John Goble, Kevin Scott

TV/radio: 9 p.m. Comcast SportsNet /NBATV/ WEEI 93.7 FM

Pregame notes:

• DJ White still hasn't been cleared to play and it's uncertain if he will be available for Friday's home game against the Golden State Warriors. The Celtics still have not received clearance from his team in China.

• Coach Doc Rivers said the Celtics likely won't practice for the next two days to give his weary players some rest. The Celtics play one game in the next seven days -- Friday vs. Golden State -- before facing the 76ers on March 5.

• For the Jazz, Mo Williams remains out rehabilitating from right thumb surgery while Raja Bell remains on the roster but hasn't played all season.

• The Jazz are 13-6 against the Celtics at EnergySolutions Arena, formerly the Delta Center.

• Rivers said he has talked with all of his veterans about logging heavy minutes and getting some rest, including Jason Terry, who is shooting 40 percent from the field and 30 percent from the 3-point line in the past four games.

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