The Celtics return home for one game tonight against the Jazz before heading to Brooklyn for their first regular-season game against the Nets. The Celtics are going with the same starting lineup that won games in Milwaukee and Chicago.
As for the Jazz, they are coming off a triple-overtime victory at Toronto. Utah is fifth in the NBA in scoring and sixth in rebounding. Its big men are going to give the Celtics some issues under the boards.
BOSTON CELTICS (4-3)
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Jason Terry
SF Paul Pierce
PF Brandon Bass
C Kevin Garnett
UTAH JAZZ (4-4)
PG Mo Williams
SG Gordon Hayward
SF Marvin Williams
PF Paul Millsap
C Al Jefferson
- The Celtics sent Kris Joseph and Fab Melo to NBADL Maine to get some experience. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he was considering keeping Joseph for depth but both need minutes.
- RIvers said shooting guard Courtney Lee is going to have to get comfortable with his role because not that many players are going to be called for him. He is averaging 4.9 points per game and is 2 for 13 on 3-pointers..
- The Celtics have won four consecutive home games against the Jazz.
OFFICIALS: Mike Callahan, Brian Forte, Eric Dalen