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Game Preview: Celtics vs. Pacers

On Friday the Boston Celtics [1] (46-13) will return to the TD BankNorth Garden [2] to take on the Indiana Pacers [3] (25-35). It has been nearly three weeks since the Celtics played on their home court, and since then a lot has changed:

The actual game between the Celtics and Pacers is overshadowed by the question of whether or not Marbury will be a Celtic prior to tip off. While the Celtics may make an addition, both teams are shorthanded. Garnett (knee), Tony Allen [20] (thumb), and Brian Scalabrine (neck) are unavailable for the Celtics. Danny Granger [21] (foot) and Mike Dunleavy [22] (knee) will not play for the Pacers. The Celtics are 2-1 since losing Garnett. The Pacers are 3-1 without Granger.

Tip-off is at 7:30 EST.