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Game Preview: Twin Tower

Boston Celtics [1] (31-9) vs. New Jersey Nets [2] (19-19)

It is never easy when a starting center goes down. With Kendrick Perkins [3] out at least a week, Doc Rivers [4] will have to use an undersized rotation of Brian Scalabrine [5] and Leon Powe [6] at the five spot. The Celtics caught a break in the past two games when the Toronto Raptors [7] were without Jermaine O’€™Neal, but on Wednesday night the New Jersey Nets could pose a sizable challenge ‘€¦ a 7’ challenge to be exact.

Brook Lopez [8], the twin brother of Phoenix Suns [9] center Robin, is emerging as a rookie to watch this season. He is coming off of a career-high 31 point, 13 rebound performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder [10] and is averaging 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the last ten games. Lopez isn’€™t just beating up on lottery teams either. He posted 17 points, 10 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers [11] and 15 points, 13 boards against the Cleveland Cavaliers [12].

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