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In that game, the 76ers rested starters Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala. This time around, Boston is expected to lean on its younger players. Doc Rivers said Monday that Shaquille O'Neal (hip) will not play and that he might sit a handful of his veterans as the Celtics are in the midst of a stretch that features five games in seven days, including tonight's, the first of back-to-backs to close out the week.
Boston is expected to ramp up minutes for Jermaine O'Neal (hamstring), who played just seven first-half minutes in his Celtics debut Sunday at TD Garden. Could this be the night rookie guard Avery Bradley (ankle) gets the green light for his Boston debut? He warmed up hard before the game.
According to the stadium scoreboard, the normal starting lineup is in place, with Jermaine O'Neal at center. Let's see if that holds. More to come throughout the night.
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