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Boy, That Preseason Was Quick: Raptors-Celtics Open Thread

It’s our last chance to see Doc go 15 deep tonight as the C’s host the Raptors in the much anticipated preseason finale. A few quick things to look for, as the team’s rotation begins to come into focus for this squad.

— E’Twaun or Avery? These two are in a bit of a dog fight for some potential minutes out of the gate at the two spot off the bench. Moore put on a bit of a show Sunday in Toronto during the final two minutes. Will he be able to continue separating himself from the pack to try to push his way into the rotation to start the season? Tonight should give us a better indication. If both don’t perform, it could be neither for Doc, but with Paul Pierce on the mend, chances are one of these two will be line for minutes as the regular season begins.

-Minute Watch: With not much time to whip the guys into shape, look for the starters to see significant time once again tonight. How much is anyone’s guess, but 20+ shouldn’t be out of the question with three days rest before the season opener Sunday.

-Bench Chemistry: Doc has been raving about the majority of his new additions, but the role players have minimally time to mesh before this season kicks off. Pay attention to the lineup combinations Doc tries tonight, as he deals with the potential of trying to play the bench unit without more than a starter for periods of games this year.

As always, tell us what you’re seeing out there. Full coverage on the way during the postgame.

  • JD

    Anybody know where i can watch the game online? Im in brazil right now and i wanna catch the game and see the rookies in action tonite

  • red

    avery and moore will platoon when we need defense avery when we need offense moore both excel where the other falters

  • New English

    realsportz.net has been my go to source recently.

  • New English

    What times tip off?

  • I_Love_Green

    Just woke up from a nap, and dreamed that Rondo hit 3 3s in a row. But then KG crashed into some equipment, caused a large delay, and I woke up. Don't worry, KG was fine he laughed it off.

  • Kricky

    Nice to see Rondo stroking the J and hitting his 'throes! He keeps it up and he can be an MVP candidate year in and out.

    I thought Sheed was back when Wilcox got in the game! Very disorienting.

    AB continues to suck. Send his ass back down to the D league.

    • ElRoz

      Avery and Moore cannot seem to make shots…More is not doing much better.

  • I_Love_Green

    The Steamer impressing!

  • Batman

    Rondo hitting Freethrows? dear god

    • I_Love_Green

      Hit a couple jumpers too! That confidence!

  • smalltownID

    Can someone please tell me what the hell Danny was thinking by gettting Dooling in lieu of Delonte? He is younger but a step down in every way from Delonte. Bradley just isn't a basketball player. Athletic, quick, but I think Rondo is a better jump shooter and I am not even kidding.

  • ElRoz

    Avery Bradley cannot make a shot man! E. Moore takes them…but misses a majority of them.
    Ugh.

    • I_Love_Green

      Moore looks good what are you talking about.

      • Mr Cross

        avery is tryin to be more of a shooting guard now, besides its the preseason, rusts and slumps will wear off.
        BTW, i thought he played good D today

    • smalltownID

      Moore looks legit. He is the only reason I don't want to rake Danny over the coals right now. I really think he will help us this year.

  • Kricky

    Rooks look good! Steam, ET, and JJ all making plays.

    ET could become the scorer off the bench we've been waiting for for years.

  • smalltownID

    I have been missing Semih and Stiemsma is filling that void in my heart. Kid can run the floor for a big, he is fluid too.

    • red

      we could have had both and i still think harangoudy could have developed

      • I_Love_Green

        Luke was going nowhere. He really doesn't have any potential.