Game time: 7:30pm, TD Garden. TV – CSN. Radio –
Bos: Pierce – 18.2 Wizards: Andray Blatche –
Bos: Perkins – 7.6
Wizards: Mike Miller – 6.4
Bos: Rondo – 9.8 Wizards: Miller – 3.8
Who'll go off: Ray Allen. He's averaging nearly 23 points over the last 3 games. I like his chances vs Nick Young and the Wizards D.
Who needs to be stopped: Andray Blatche. He is averaging 21.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists in his last eight
games. Nothing a little KG trash-talking can't stop.
The C's will lose if… They display the same effort we saw for four quarters vs NY and for three quarters vs Toronto. Despite leading the season series 3-0, the games have been close (104-102, 99-88 and 86-83). The Celtics can destroy Washington if they want to, but will they want to?
Miscellany: Wizards guard Nick Young is averaging 22 points in his last three games. Al Thornton (hip) is questionable. With 4 games remaining, the Celtics and Hawks are tied in the 4th spot in the East with the Celtics owning the tie-breaker.
Prediction: Celtics 105 – Wizards 97