Jordan Crawford stepped in at point guard and played surprisingly well in Boston's preseason opener. After missing the Celtics' second exhibition game with a personal matter, there's reason to believe he'll be back at shooting guard for tonight's game against Philadelphia.
That reason? The quick and impressive emergence of undrafted free agent Phil Pressey. But will Pressey's fine performance on Thursday be enough to convince coach Brad Stevens to move Crawford back to the two?
Here's more on that from Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com, who calls this one of the main things to watch in today's game.
"Pressey is coming off a solid NBA debut in which he posted team highs with 13 points and seven assists, didn't turn the ball over, and spearheaded a 23-point fourth-quarter comeback during Wednesday's loss to the Knicks. With Jordan Crawford back with the team after missing Wednesday's game, it'll be interesting to see how coach Brad Stevens splits up the backcourt minutes and matches his personnel."