Matt Barnes To Start Despite Back Pain

by May 16, 2010

Final word’s just come down, via Tania Ganguli who’s at today’s game: “Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said Matt Barnes’ back is better and he will start against the Boston Celtics. Van Gundy remained coy on whether Barnes would start guarding Boston’s Ray Allen as Barnes said he would. Barnes injured his lower left back in Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks but did not miss Game 4. He sat out practice yesterday, suffering from back spasms.”