The Celtics [team stats] got pretty much everything they came for in their erstwhile home away from home last night, even while absorbing a 98-95 preseason overtime loss to the Knicks.

Asked what he learned in the Celts' third exhibition and first against an NBA opponent, Doc Rivers said, "That we're going to be pretty good."

Returning to the arena where they used to play one preseason and two regular season games each year, the C's got another nice night from Jeff Green, saw their regulars play hard and well, and then got to see their kids compete in the fourth quarter and overtime.

"It was good," said the coach. "We got a run, No.?1. Everybody's healthy, No.?2. And, again, we're going to keep looking at different lineups."