Knicks vs. Celtics: Injury Report, Preview and Key Matchups for Saturday Clash

October 20th, 2012 by Mike Hoag Jr. Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics will be without key players in their Saturday night matchup against the New York Knicks. New York may also elect to rest some of its key players who played an abundance of minutes in its Friday night loss in Toronto.

Sherrod Blakely of reported via Twitter that several key Celtics will be out for this Saturday night Atlantic Division clash.

#Celticstalk: No Pierce, KG, Bass or Darko tonight for the #Celtics.

— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) October 20, 2012 Also, according to Blakely, Leandro Barbosa will not be with the team until at least Sunday as he is still in Boston and undergoing physicals.

For the Knicks, this may be the perfect opportunity to rest some of their starters as they begin to prepare for the beginning of the regular season.

Amar’e Stoudemire, who has been battling a dinged-up left knee, said he wasn’t sure if he was going to play in back-to-back games.

However, head coach Mike Goodson may elect to play his team at least marginally to take advantage of the remaining preseason games he’s got left.

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