First game of the whole NBA season is the Celtics at Knicks. With the new arrival of Tyson Chandler the Knicks seem rejuvenated,but can they stop the ageing Celtics who are without their star player Paul Pierce? Pierce was a game time decision, he had flown with the team to New York, but his bruised right heel is what will be keeping him off the court for the NBA opener, but he may play on Tuesday in Miami. When asked about his choice to sit out of today’s game Pierce replied, “Everyone understands how competitive I am,” Pierce said before the game. “It’s Christmas. It’s Madison Square Garden. If there was the slightest chance I could play, I’d definitely be out there. But I have to look at the long-term.” Now when it comes to the outcome of today’s game his decision will be a critical effect, I truly see Knicks taking this one.