Last time the Celtics took on the Philadelphia 76ers, they were with Rajon Rondo but without Shaquille O'Neal. Now it's the other way around.
The C's will have Shaq in the lineup for the second consecutive game on Wednesday night, as they take on the Sixers at the TD Garden. Meanwhile Rondo will be on the shelf again, as he continues to recuperate from a badly sprained ankle.
Shaq was tremendous on Sunday afternoon against the Indiana Pacers in his first game back from a calf injury — he dropped 11 points in the first six minutes and paced the C's to their 13th straight victory. Against the Sixers on Wednesday, he'll try to guide them to win No. 14.
The Sixers will counter with a front line of Spencer Hawes and Elton Brand going to war with Shaq and Kevin Garnett in the low post.
Here's the lineup card for this edition of C's-Sixers:
Nate Robinson, PG
Ray Allen, SG
Paul Pierce, SF
Kevin Garnett, PF
Shaquille O'Neal, C
Jrue Holiday, PG
Jodie Meeks, SG
Andre Iguodala, SF
Elton Brand, PF
Spencer Hawes, C