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How we see it goin’ down: Celtics – Wizards

Chuck - Red's Army November 7, 2012 Previews 4 Comments

Tip: 7:30 PM     Court: TD Garden    Watch it: CSN  Hear it: WEEI

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The Matchup

   
Record: 1-2 Record: 0-2
At Home: 1-1 On Road: 0-1
Streak: Won 1 Streak: Lost 2
Leaders Leaders
Buckets: Pierce (20.0 ppg) Buckets: Kevin Seraphin (19.0 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.7 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: 100.9 (21st NBA) Offensive Rating:  94.5 (28th NBA)
Defensive Rating:  108.4 (24th NBA) Defensive Rating:  101.8 (12th NBA)
Pace:  93.8 (13th NBA) Pace:  88.9 (28th NBA)

Last time

The Celtics edged Washington, 89-86, on Saturday night. The Celtics were in command for most of this game, but needed a Paul Pierce 3-pointer late in the 4th to seal the victory. Kevin Seraphin led the Wiz with 19 points, 7 rebounds.

This time

Get it to: Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce

With the bench production unreliable, the Celtics need to ride KG and Pierce. Who else can you trust? I also like the Celtics bigs as a unit against Washington’s front line.

Gotta stop:  Kevin Seraphin

There isn’t one obvious offensive weapon on the Wizards roster, but after shooting 8-9 in last week’s game, Kevin Seraphin will have the bulls-eye on his back. Even Seraphin knows Garnett and the Celtics defense are coming after him.

The Wild Cards: Jason Terry and Jeff Green

I’m hopeful one of these guys will have a breakout game.

How we see it goin’ down

After a mediocre start to the season, the Celtics had three days off to practice and cure their ills. While they might not have it all figured out, they will be good enough to beat an injury-riddled Wizards team at the Garden.

I’m not giving up on this score:

BOS 103
WAS 89

 

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  • SteveB

    If these games were in the middle of the season no one would notice much. Since we all have high hopes for the team and we know so little we tend to over react and read too much into the shortcomings. I plan to stick with my belief that even though games aren’t played on paper, this team has the talent to compete with anyone. They also have the pieces to go and get a final piece if needed later in the season.

  • screaming jay

    surprised that Rondo gets no mention of having a potential impact on this game.

  • http://driveittothemoon.com/ Lee in Oregon

    The Wiz are a lottery team missing arguably their 2 best players, and the C’s have had 4 days to prepare for them……we better damn well see Gino dancing tonite!

  • http://infinart.com Simon

    I don’t want to read about chemistry or patience after tonights game. Let’s get 20 points from Jeff Green and 15 minutes from Barbosa and I’ll be happy.