Stephon Marbury and Sebastian Telfair are playing each other tonight for the second time in six days. Telfair always seems to have a little something extra when he plays against his Coney Island cousin. Telfair had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists against the Knicks last Saturday. Marbury struggled in that game, hitting just three of 10 shots for eight points.
Telfair has five points in the early going tonight, while Marbury has just two. The two embraced for several seconds before the start of the game.
Theo Ratliff and Michael Olowokandi sat on the end of the Celtics bench during the first quarter. Ratliff was previously not well enough (back) to sit on the Celtics bench.
Delonte West spoke to the crowd before the game. West thanked them for coming and stressed the importance of family and friends around Thanksgiving.
Certainly looks like a full crowd tonight. Attendance figures are not yet available.