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Welcome to the Garden

Welcome to the TD BankNorth Garden [1] where Paul and I have you covered as the Boston Celtics [2] take on the Denver Nuggets [3].

This is the Celtics first look at Chauncey Billups [4] in his new uniform since the Allen Iverson trade [5]. Doc Rivers [6] called Billups “terrific,” noting his size (6’3″) and basketball IQ. He also praised how clutch Billups has been over his career in down the stretch, something the Celtics know a thing or two about after this week’s buzzer-beating wins [7].

Another Nugget who is big at his position is Carmelo Anthony. Before the game Melo talked about his counterpart Paul Pierce [8], calling him one of the best players in the league. “I respect his game a lot, especially on this team right now,” Anthony said. Pierce is averaging 35 points over the last two games.

Patrick O’Bryant [9] will be activated tonight for the Celtics, with Rivers saying he’s earned it in practice. For the Nuggets, Steven Hunter underwent arthroscoping surgery today and will be out a minimum of 12 weeks.