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Marbury Suiting Up, Pruitt Benched 2 Games

Posted by r1zzo23 on February 27, 2009

Post from February 27, 2009…

Quick post with some good news and then some bad news. Of course, everyone likes to hear the good news first…

The Celtics will be hosting the Pacers tonight at home (7:30PM EST) and Stephon Marbury is expected to suit up and play tonight. Now he hasn’t played in an NBA game in over a full calendar year, so look for Marbury to just get his feet wet tonight. But if Rondo were to get into foul trouble, Steph could be called on to do much more than we would expect in his first game. Eddie House is still there, but he’s still not a true point guard.

Then there’s Gabe Pruitt. He stands to lose the most playing time to the Marbury acquisition as anyone else in the backcourt, but with his arrest on Wednesday night the Celtics have suspended him for the next two games. That’s a fitting punishment for the crime and I bet Pruitt will regret it immensely. These next few games were probably his last chances to get some decent playing time, but now he’ll be in street clothes (that conform to the NBA dress code) for the next couple games.

By the way, Stephon Marbury will be wearing the #8 for the Boston Celtics. Last two Celtics to wear that number: Antoine Walker and Al Jefferson. Looks like he’s got quite the shoes to fill.

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