Pregame: Faverani rejoins starting lineup

November, 16, 2013
11/16/13
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Boston Celtics rookie Vitor Faverani, who started the team's first six games of the season, is back in the starting lineup on Saturday night in Minnesota as the Celtics seek some extra size to combat the Timberwolves physical frontline.

The move shuffles fellow rookie Kelly Olynyk back to a reserve role. Olynyk battled foul trouble and played limited minutes during Friday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Celtics also announced they'll be without Courtney Lee (sore right wrist) and Keith Bogans (illness) for Saturday's game. Lee's absence could create an opportunity for little-used MarShon Brooks, while Bogans has played only three minutes this season.

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Jeff Green
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