After two sluggish games to start the season, Jermaine O’Neal  – playing with torn cartilage in his left wrist – is getting the night off against the New York Knicks . Rookie Luke Harangody is active for the first time this season in three games.
O’Neal was just 1-for-5 in the first two games, scoring just three points. Harangody, drafted in the second round (52nd overall) last June out of Notre Dame , was named to the AirTran Airways All-Summer League first team after averaging 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in July.
The Celtics  will stick with the same starting lineup of Ray Allen , Rajon Rondo , Shaquille O’Neal , Paul Pierce  and Kevin Garnett  as they look to bounce back over .500 against New York.