|Carlos Arroyo||PG||Rajon Rondo|
|Maurice Evans||SG||Ray Allen|
|Hedo Turkoglu||SF||Paul Pierce|
|Rashard Lewis||PF||Kevin Garnett|
|Dwight Howard||C||Kendrick Perkins|
Boston is fresh off a one-point victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, after which Kevin Garnett celebrated by popping his jersey. Not many people appreciated the gesture, considering the Celtics should have beaten the Timberwolves by about 78 points based on the talent disparity. But whatever. Ticket was excited to beat his former team.
The Celtics have the league's best record, but they certainly aren't invincible. The Timberwolves actually lead down the stretch in that last game, but fumbled it away in the final minute; the Wizards beat them twice in one weekend; the Bobcats beat them once and were one errant inbounds pass from doing it another time; and we handed them their first loss of the season on this very floor. We can take 'em, but not if we play the same crappy defense that allowed the Pistons to hang 39 first-quarter points on us last time out.
Ignore what your ticket says the game time is, fans: ABC picked this game up a few weeks ago and tipoff has been moved up from 7 PM to 1 PM. Go Magic.