Let Marbury Play Friday!
Posted by r1zzo23 on February 26, 2009
Post from February 26, 2009…
There’s skepticism floating around that after Marbury officially signs tomorrow (Friday) morning with the Celtics that he will play tomorrow night at the TD Banknorth Garden against the hobbled Indiana Pacers.
No Danny Granger. No Mike Dunleavy Jr. No problem? Not so fast. We just lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, arguably the worst franchise in sports history. We will not have Kevin Garnett’s services. Brian Scalabrine is still having his neck injury examined. Paul Pierce gave us a scare last night with his thumb, but it shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Gabe Pruitt just got arrested for suspicion of a DUI.
With that all said, I think this should be a comfortable win for the Celtics. The big sticking point is that the Celtics will be returning to Boston for the first time since before the NBA All-Star Game. The fans will pack the house and be as loud as ever, looking to start a new winning streak.
Assuming Gabe Pruitt is out of the lineup for tomorrow night’s game, I think that means that Stephon Marbury has to play. I wouldn’t mind seeing Marbury on the floor with Eddie House and the other backups. Hopefully Marbury will be able to give the bench a spark of scoring and consistent point guard play that we have been lacking. A lineup of Marbury, House, Ray Allen or Paul Pierce, Leon Powe and Mikki Moore would be exciting to watch.