It’s reunion week for the Boston Celtics, as they will play back-to-back games against the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers, bringing back old faces Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Doc Rivers (and Jason Terry, I guess, but I hardly think he counts).
Pierce will be on that suit and tie with a broken hand, but Garnett (or his corpse, more accurately) will be on the floor against his old teammates. (Terry is also injured, but again, who cares?) Rivers will be roaming the sideline at the Garden on Wednesday night, this time coaching point guard Chris Paul instead of the (also injured) Rajon Rondo, and opposite his replacement, wunderkind Brad Stevens.
The Celtics’ visit to Brooklyn will be particularly intriguing, as the two teams have pulled some sort of Freaky Friday/Change-Up/Face-Off swap that finds Boston atop the Atlantic Division (10-12) while the Nets languish in second-to-last place (6-14). I was lucky enough to score tickets to the preseason clash between the diverging iterations of the Celtics at the Barclays Center. As a form of preview of Tuesday night’s regular contest, here are a few (moderately still relevant) treats to look forward to based on my notes from that sad preseason matchup: Continue reading Reunion Week: Celtics to Face Garnett, Pierce, and Doc with Nets and Clippers Up Next »
Tags: Brad Stevens, Brooklyn Nets, Doc Rivers, Gerald Wallace, Jason Terry, Kevin Garnett, Los Angeles Clippers, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo