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Tonight's the night for win number one!

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2015-2016 NBA REGULAR SEASON
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October 8th, 2015
TD Garden
7:00 p.m.
CSN Philly/Marc Zumoff, Alaa Abdelnaby, and Molly Sullivan
PROBABLE STARTERS
T.J. McConnell PG Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Canaan SG Avery Bradley
Robert Covington SF Jae Crowder
Nerlens Noel PF Jared Sullinger
Jahlil Okafor C Amir Johnson
2015/16 ADVANCED STATS
99.4 (T-14th) PACE 101.6 (5th)
90.7 (30th) OFF EFF 101.4 (T-15th)
104.8 (24th) DEF EFF 98.0 (6th)
GAME OFFICIALS
Sean Corbin
Nick Buchert
Eric Dalen

Some notes before the game starts:

Marcus Smart is out for multiple weeks after partially dislocating his left knee Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. That takes one of Boston's best perimeter defenders out of the lineup against the Sixers.

Nik Stauskas will not play tonight, nor will he during the remaining games on their road trip. The third-year player had an MRI on his left knee after injuring against the Timberwolves on Monday, but it came back negative for any further injury. Philadelphia isn't back home until December 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers, and all indications are Stauskas will play then. Isaiah Canaan is taking his spot in the starting lineup this evening.

Robert Covington also returns to the starting lineup for the second time this year, replacing Jerami Grant.