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Pregame: Brooks back in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- MarShon Brooks, the Providence College product who sat out part of Tuesday’s practice after developing a migraine, is with the team and will play in Wednesday’s preseason game against the New York Knicks on his old college floor at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

"[Brooks] just had a headache and took off, but he’s good to go," said Stevens. "I expect he’ll play pretty early in the game."

Brooks said he was excited to be back on a familiar floor and said he was showing his teammates all the soft spots on the floor during the team's pregame walkthrough.

"It’s great, just seeing the guys, the same guys that was here working when I left," said Brooks. "It’s great. and then, obviously I went to school here for four years, a lot of people in the area are coming to check me out today. It’s a nice feeling."

Brooks said he's been prone to migraines since the 9th grade and gets them occasionally, but was not concerned about the issue moving forward.

Tonight’s starters: Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Gerald Wallace, Brandon Bass, and Jared Sullinger. Stevens advised not to read too much into having Jeff Green coming off the bench as the Celtics test different lineups and combinations. Green, coming off a quiet preseason debut, admitted that some will read too much into it, but he will ignore the noise. "I know what I can do," said Green. "I know I can block it out and whenever you put me in, I’m in."