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How we see it goin’ down: Celtics – Wizards

Chuck - Red's Army November 3, 2012 Gametime, Previews 4 Comments

Tip: 7:00 PM     Court: Verizon Center    Watch it: CSN  Hear it: WEEI

Referees:   Joe Crawford, David Guthrie, Derek Richardson

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The Matchup

   
Record: 0-2 Record: 0-1
On Road: 0-1 At Home: 0-0
Streak: Lost 2 Streak: Lost 1
Leaders Leaders
Buckets: Pierce, Rondo (17.0 ppg) Buckets: Jordan Crawford (11.0 ppg)
Boards: Bass (8.5 rpg) Boards: Earl Barron (8.0 rpg)
Dimes: Rondo (12.0 apg) Dimes: AJ Price (6.0 apg)
For the Stat Geeks: For the Stat Geeks:
Offensive Rating: 102.3 (12th NBA) Offensive Rating:  94.4 (25th NBA)
Defensive Rating:  114.9 (29th NBA) Defensive Rating:  105.7 (22nd NBA)
Pace:  95.3 (7th NBA) Pace:  88.9 (29th NBA)

Last time

The Celtics won all four meetings with the Wizards last season. Paul Pierce averaged 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5 assists against Washington.

This time

Get it to: Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass

According to the ESPN Insider scouting report, Emeka Okefor “isn’t adept at chasing stretch 4’s around the perimeter.” I’d like to see a steady diet of pick and pops with Garnett and Bass. While I’m typing this, I’ve just learned that Jared Sullinger will start for Boston. I still expect the Celtics to work Okefor and Trevor Booker on the perimeter. Washington’s front line is thin. Nene is out and Kevin Seraphin is a game-time decision.

Gotta stop:  Bradley Beal

With John Wall rehabbing a knee injury, the Wizards top offensive threat might be rookie Bradley Beal, the #3 pick from Florida.  Despite shooting 2-8 in the opener against Cleveland, Beal is an athletic guard who can get to the rim. Courtney Lee should be able to handle him, but

The Wild Card: Jason Terry

JET is averaging a pedestrian 9 points in 25 minutes.  We’re all waiting for Terry and the vaunted Celtics bench to break out.

How we see it goin’ down

No way the Wizards can beat the Celtics without John Wall. Right? Right??

I’m dusting off last night’s predicted score and going with it tonight:

BOS 103
WAS 89

 

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  • CroGreen

    Joe Crawford…
    Enough to make me REALLY worried
    Even with a total amnesia about past two games
    :-(

  • Nora

    Hey they won. Maybe some of can ease off the ledge? The season is not over. Sad I have to even bring this up so soon.

    • Joseph

      A voice of reason! Incredible!

    • GreenCro

      Agree we should not over-exaggerate
      Anyway, my post was on a F referee
      Jesus…