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Preseason: Friday, October 21, 7:30 PM at TD Garden, Boston, MA


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Fastbreak Points

• Head coach Doug Collins, looking to keep his primary minute-getters fresh for the upcoming regular season, will rest forward Thaddeus Young against Boston.

• In his place, rookie Arnett Moultrie will start alongside Lavoy Allen.

• Filling out the starting lineup will be Jrue Holiday, Jason Richardson, and Evan Turner. 

• Saturday night, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers decided to rest veteran forwards Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. It is unlikely that he will do so again, as Sunday night's contest will be the last of the preseason for the Celtics. 

 

Player Profiles

Arnett Moultrie, F-C, 6-10. 245, Rookie

Having missed Summer League action this summer with a high ankle sprain, Arnett Moultrie is making up for lost time, much to the delight of the Sixers' coaching staff.

"Arnett gave us good minutes," said head coach Doug Collins after his team's 113-99 win over Cleveland Wednesday.

Moultrie added eight points and six rebounds in a preseason-high 22 minutes against the Cavs. As Kwame Brown (calf) and Andrew Bynum (knee) work their ways back from injury, the rookie big man has seen his minutes increase every preseason game.


Nick Young, G, 6-7. 210, Six Seasons

On Thursday, guard Nick Young talked about how he's beginning to feel comfortable within his new team's offense. But to say the USC alum has looked comfortable is an understatement.

Young has shot 57.1% from the three-point line, while leading the team in preseason scoring with 16.2 points per game.

In the last two preseason games, the six-year veteran has shot 63.0% from the floor, while contributing 16.5 points per game.

 

Jason Richardson, G-F, 6-6. 225, 12 Seasons

Having only played two of the Sixers' first four preseason games, Richardson returned to the starting lineup on Friday against the Brooklyn Nets.

The once repeat Slam Dunk Contest champion still shows glimpses of premier slashing ability, but it is behind the three-point line where Richardson will make his largest offensive impact for the Sixers. The 6-6 swingman has made the second-most threes in the league since 2004-05 (Miami guard Ray Allen leads). 

Head coach Doug Collins will look to give the 32-year-old a run in both this game and the next day's contest against the New York Knicks.