Snapshot: NBA 2K11

NBA2K11 Screenshots

For the fellow video game fans that frequent the site, a friendly reminder that the NBA 2K11 demo is now available for download on your favorite system. As a bonus for local fans, Boston's appearance in the NBA Finals means the brief demo allows you to play Celtics vs. Lakers for an abbreviated quarter.

Anyone expecting art to give us a hint on who the team might actually start at center this season, you're out of luck. The game features a healthy Kendrick Perkins in the starting llineup (but Jermaine O'Neal and Glen Davis were first off the bench in our quick test drive).

The official release date is Oct. 5, so there's plenty of time for producers to tweak Boston's roster (plus the downloadable updates that will surely follow). But a quick inspection of the demo bench did find what looks like Avery Bradley, Von Wafer, Glen Davis, Shaquille O'Neal, Nate Robinson, Marquis Daniels, and ... Brian Scalabrine? Sure looks like Scal in the demo at the very end of the bench, but maybe it's supposed to be Luke Harangody. Happy virtual hooping.