Sunday, January 25, 2015

Boston Celtics resting regulars against Sixers tonight.

The Boston Celtics will sit many of their regulars when they play the Sixers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

Boston Celtics resting regulars against Sixers tonight.

The Sixers will play their first home preseason game tonight at the Wells Fargo Center against the Boston Celtics - or at least against a slimmed down Celtics roster.

The Celtics will not play Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce or Delonte West. All but West are healthy scratches. West is bothered by back spasms.

The Sixers are still without center Spencer Hawes, who is also nursing a sore back. Coach Doug Collins' starting lineup will be Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, Andre Iguodala, Thad Young and Elton Brand.

It will be the home debut for Turner, the second overall pick in this year's draft. Turner has shown iimprovement since training camp opened, and seems to be getting more comfortable playing with Holiday in the backcourt.

Bob Cooney
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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