Boston Celtics return to the base as they host Eastern Conference rivals Cleveland Cavaliers in the pre-season Game-3 at TD Garden.
Celtics opened their pre-season with a one-point win over Charlotte Hornets and followed by a straightforward 100-75 win over Orlando Magic in the next game.
Not much should be looked into the wins and losses in the pre-season, but Brad Stevens will be aware of the momentum his team can take into the regular season.
Also, Stevens has reiterated many times in the press that the execution of his plans and the togetherness in the squad are the two things he is targetting in the pre-season games.
While Celtics will see the playoffs as their minimum target, not much is expected from Cleveland Cavaliers this season as well.
The team failed to land any All0Star this off-season and much will depend on how and where Cavaliers finish this season on the durability of Kevin Love.
What competition it is? NBA Pre-season 2019
The match will be played between Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts. The arena has a capacity of 19,580.
Match Day: October 14, 2019, @ 12:30 AM IST
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA Pre-season 2019 in India. Premier members can also catch the Live-Action on SonyLiv App.
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BKN vs LAL Dream11 team News:
Kemba Walker was held out of the last game against Orlando Magic due to knee inflammation. The former Charlotte hornets remain a doubt for the next matchup against Cavaliers.
Brad Steven has no other injury problems ahead of this game. But changes can still be made, both in the starting line-up as well as in the playing time each player gets in this match.
Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown all clocked minutes more than 20 minutes in the last game.
Watch out for Grant Williams and Romeo Langford.
Javonte Green, Tacko Fall, Max Strus and Tremont Waters all vie for the 15th spot on Boston Celtics’ roster.
Ante Zizic (left foot soreness) has been ruled out from this game due to an injury.
Rookie point guard Darius Garland is listed as questionable after suffering a left ankle sprain in Friday’s scrimmage against Detroit Pistons.
In addition, John Henson (right groin strain), Kevin Porter Jr (Hip injury) and Dylan Windler (stress reaction in left leg) are expected to be out for the third straight game.
Cavs’ head coach John Beilein has used different starting line-ups so far in the pre-season and he is expected to do the same here as well.
Matthew Dellavedova has been used as the starting point guard instead of Brandon Knight, while Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Kevin Love, and Tristan Thompson all have started the last two games.
Squad for the NBA Pre-season 2019:
Kemba Walker (Expect to miss this game), Gordan Hayward, Enes Kanter, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Marcus Smart, Max Strus, Vincent Poirier, Brad Wanamaker, Romeo Langford, Jaylen Brown, Carsen Edwards, Tacko Fall, Kaiser Gates, Javonte Green, Tremont Waters, Grant Williams, Robert Williams, Yante Maten, Semi Ojeleye
Kevin Love, Marques Bolden, Jordan Clarkson, Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson, Dean Wade, Dylan Windler, Ante Zizic, Darius Garland, Daniel Hamilton, John Henson, Brandon Knight, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, J.P. Macura, Jarell Martin, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman, Kevin Porter Jr., Collin Sexton, Sindarius Thornwell
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Boston Celtics all the way.