For the first time in four games, the Boston Celtics tweaked their starting lineup.
While Phil Pressey (left ankle) is available, coach Brad Stevens said he is looking to play it safe with the rookie point guard. That means Jordan Crawford will jump off the starting 5 to play backup point, while Courtney Lee will start alongside Avery Bradley in the backcourt. Gerald Wallace starts at shooting guard, while Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger remain the first-unit frontcourt combo.
Stevens told reporters in Montreal that Pressey might be available for second half action depending on how his ankle responded in warmups.