Celtics Set to Host Battered, Bruised Cleveland Cavaliers Squad at TD Garden

The Celtics have no right to complain about injuries. At least not on Tuesday night, when they'll take on a Cleveland Cavaliers team that's battled boatloads of them.

The Cavs will be without two big men on Tuesday night against the C's — Anderson Varejao, who's undergone ankle surgery and is out for the season, and Leon Powe, who had yet another knee operation this year. Guards Anthony Parker and Ramon Sessions are only now returning, and Mo Williams is still out indefinitely.

Meanwhile, the C's have nothing but good news — Jermaine O'Neal and Delonte West are rehabbing, Shaquille O'Neal will be back in a few days, and — oh yeah — Kendrick Perkins is back. Right now.

It's the best of times for the Celtics, and the worst of times for the Cavs. Byron Scott's club has now lost 17 games in a row, and they'll look to dodge an 18th now.

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

Celtics
Rajon Rondo, PG
Ray Allen, SG
Paul Pierce, SF
Kevin Garnett, PF
Semih Erden, C

Cavaliers
Ramon Sessions, PG
Daniel Gibson, SG
Christian Eyenga, SF
Antawn Jamison, PF
J.J. Hickson, C

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