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The Celtics face Milwaukee in their home opener, their second chance to get Brad Stevens his first NBA win. The Celtics lost their season opener 93-87 at Toronto as Jeff Green led the club with 25 points. Coach Brad Stevens will go with his same starting lineup, which includes rookie Vitor Faverani, who had 13 points in his NBA debut.


PG Avery Bradley
SG Jeff Green
SF Gerald Wallace
PF Brandon Bass
C Vitor Faverani

Inactives: Rajon Rondo

PG Nate Wolters
SG O.J. Mayo
SF Caron Butler
PF Khris Middleton
C Larry Sanders


Inactives: Ekpe Udoh

Officials: Joe Crawford, Leon Wood, Ben Taylor

TV, radio: 7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, (WBZ FM, 98.5).

Pregame notes:

• Avery Bradley was cleared to play after tests to determine a concussion were negative. Bradley got into a collision with Toronto’s Kyle Lowry for a loose ball in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 93-87 loss.

• The Bucks are missing two point guards with Brandon Knight (sore hamstring) and Luke Ridnour (back spasms) being out. Rookie Nate Wolters will receive his first NBA start.

• Jared Sullinger returns after a one-game team-imposed suspension and was expected to play Friday.

• The team leaves Saturday evening for Detroit to begin a two-game road trip against the Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies. The Celtics next home game is Wednesday against the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward, who played for Stevens in college.


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