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Welcome to TD Garden for Celtics-Pacers

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  November 22, 2013 06:40 PM

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The Celtics return home briefly to face the best team in the NBA after a difficult 0-3 road trip where they were beaten soundly by Minnesota and Houston before fighting valiantly against the San Antonio Spurs. Jared Sullinger will remain in the starting lineup after his 19-point, 17-rebound effort Wednesday against the Spurs. Brad Stevens admitted he grew up a fan of the Indiana Pacers and joked at the one year he isn't they have their best team in history.


PG Avery Bradley
SG Jordan Crawford
SF Jeff Green
PF Jared Sullinger
C Kelly Olynyk

Inactives: Rajon Rondo

PG George Hill
SG Lance Stephenson
SF Paul George
PF David West
C Roy Hibbert

Inactives: Danny Granger

Officials: Derrick Stafford, Eli Roe, Brian Forte

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

Pregame notes:

• Danny Granger (strained calf) has yet to play this season and it is uncertain when he will return. He is traveling with the team and is participating in practice.

• The Celtics hit the road late Friday night for Atlanta and then head to Charlotte for a Monday contest before returning home to face Memphis.

• Vitor Faverani is shooting his role shrink after playing just two minutes Wednesday against San Antonio. He did record 14 rebounds last Saturday at Minnesota.

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