Tip: 7:30pm Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, Josh Tiven, Leon Wood
|Record: 54-24 (1st Atlantic, 2nd East)||Record: 21-57 (5th Southeast, 13th East)|
|At Home: 31-8||On road: 3-36|
|Streak: Lost 1||Streak: Lost 1|
|Buckets: Pierce (18.8 ppg)||Buckets: Nick Young (17.4 ppg)|
|Boards: KG (8.9 rpg)||Boards: Andray Blatche (8.3 rpg)|
|Dimes: Rondo (11.2 apg)||Dimes: John Wall (8.5 apg)|
|For the Stat Geeks:||For the Stat Geeks:|
|Offensive Rating: 106.5 (18th NBA)||Offensive Rating: 102.4 (28th NBA)|
|Defensive Rating: 100.3 (2nd NBA)||Defensive Rating: 110.7 (27th NBA)|
|Pace: 90.2 (23rd NBA)||Pace: 93.9 (9th NBA)|
The C's dropped an 85-83 stinker to the Wizards after going ice cold to follow a hot start. John Wall banked in a BS 3 pointer to seal the deal.
Get it to: Ray Allen
Can we get this guy hot for once? When the C's offense is working, Ray gets the ball. There is no way the Wizards should be able to guard Ray the way other teams have.
Gotta stop: Andray Blatche
He's averaging almost 25 points and 13 rebounds in his last 10 games. In April, it's 27.5 and 14. His season averages are 16.6 and 8.3. So he's on fire right now. It's funny to see Washington fans believing in Blatche again… but right now he's giving their fans some reason to be hopeful. KG's gotta turn this guy's mind to pudding… which shouldn't be too hard.
The Wild Card: Rajon Rondo
What was that meeting about with Doc? Will Rondo respond… or will he sulk? Will he get pissed off that a lot of fans out there now thinks Derrick Rose is worlds better than he is? Will he be able to slow down John Wall?
How we see it goin' down
Lord knows what kind of effort the C's will show tonight. And we all know how crappy the C's play on back-to-back nights. But this Wizards team is absolutely putrid on the road. The C's will play like total crap, mail it in for most of the game, but still pull out an agonizingly ugly win.. 85-73.