The return of James Posey to this building as an opponent for only the second time since the 2008 championship is one of the storylines for today's game. Posey was out working with the Hornets' second unit. It's safe to say that the Celtics never really replaced Posey's production on last year's team. Whether Marquis Daniels and Rasheed Wallace can combine to give the Celtics that slasher/three-point shooter off the bench that Posey was in 2008 could be the key to another championship run.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis was on the court, in uniform, working out before the game. The Celtics meant it when they said they wanted Davis to remain a part of the team despite his thumb injury. He's not playing, but, at least on the outside, he's not a pariah, either.
The Celtics dancers didn't leave either team much room to work out on the parquet -- several long rebounds ended up in the midst of dancers practicing their routine.
And in one final bit of non-news, parking can be found around the Garden rather easily right now. Remember, no meters on Sunday. I saw a car pull into a $30 lot just feet away from where I found a free spot. Patience, people. And read the signs.
We'll talk to some actual players for our next update.