Andrea Bargnani Presents Tough Test for Celtics, Shaquille O’Neal in Final Matchup With Raptors

The Celtics have faced the Toronto Raptors already this season with a healthy Andrea Bargnani — on Nov. 21, the lanky Italian sliced and diced them for 29 points on 9-of-20 shooting for an upset Raptors win.

They've also faced the Raps without him. No doubt, they like one scenario better than the other.

Bargnani has been in and out of the Raptors' lineup for the last month with a cocktail of knee, ankle and calf injuries, but he'll be active and starting on Friday night as the Raps take on the C's at the TD Garden.

Bargnani will find himself matched up with another former No. 1 overall draft pick — Shaquille O'Neal.

Here's the lineup card for C's-Raptors:

Rajon Rondo, PG
Ray Allen, SG
Paul Pierce, SF
Glen Davis, PF
Shaquille O'Neal, C

Jose Calderon, PG
DeMar DeRozan, SG
Linas Kleiza, SF
Amir Johnson, PF
Andrea Bargnani, C

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