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Welcome to TD Garden for Celtics-Magic

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  February 2, 2014 12:04 PM

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The Celtics get another chance to notch a victory against the equally struggling Magic, who haven't won on the road since Dec. 16, a span of 10 games. Avery Bradley will return from a five-game absence with a sprained right ankle to help the cause. Bradley will return to the starting lineup and play alongside Rajon Rondo. The two have rarely played together in the past two years because of injury.

The Magic are rebuilding just as the Celtics are and but managed the beat Boston two weeks ago (93-91) at the Amway Center. Orlando is nearing full health, including Glen "Big Baby" Davis, who missed the last meeting in Boston recovering from a broken left foot.

STARTING LINEUPS
BOSTON CELTICS (15-33)

PG Rajon Rondo
SG Avery Bradley
SF Jeff Green
PF Brandon Bass
C Jared Sullinger

Inactives: Keith Bogans

ORLANDO MAGIC (13-35)
PG Victor Oladipo
SG Tobias Harris
SF Arron Afflalo
PF Glen Davis
C Nikola Vucevic

Inactives: None

Officials: Dick Bavetta, David Jones, Josh Tiven

TV, radio: 1 p.m., CSNNE, WBZ-FM (98.5)

Pregame notes:

• Gerald Wallace arrived at the TD Garden at about 11:45 a.m. after missing Saturday's practice because of a death in the family. Coach Brad Stevens said before Wallace arrived that he was unsure if the veteran would play but he was available.

• Nikola Vucevic is back after missing 12 games with a concussion. He has played the previous two games, averaging 14 points and eight rebounds. He has led the Magic in rebounding 24 times this season.

• The Magic will be without guard Jameer Nelson, who did not make the trip to Boston because of a sore left knee.

• The Celtics will have two days off before facing the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center.

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