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How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Wizards

Chuck - Red's Army April 7, 2013 Gametime, Previews 3 Comments

Tip: 6PM     Court: TD Garden     Watch it: CSNNE    Hear it: WEEI

Referees: Jason Phillips, Scott Twardoski and Leon Wood

Spread: BOS -6.0 O/U 204.0

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The Matchup

Record: 39-37 Record: 22-51
At home: 26-12 On road: 7-30
Streak: Lost 1 Streak: Won 1

Leaders Leaders
Buckets: Pierce (18.8 ppg) Buckets: John Wall (18.0 ppg)
Boards: Pierce (6.5 rpg) Boards: Emeka Okefor (9.0 rpg)
Dimes: Pierce (4.8 apg) Dimes: Wall (7.6 apg)

For the Stat Geeks: For the Stat Geeks:
Offensive Rating: 102.6 (25th NBA) Offensive Rating: 100.1 (30th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 102.9 (7th NBA) Defensive Rating: 102.3 (4th NBA)
Pace: 91.7 (16th NBA) Pace: 92.0 (15th NBA)

Last time

The Celtics lead the season series, 2-0. Boston needed OT to beat the Wizards, 100-94, on November 7. The green edged Washington, 89-86, on November 3. Washington has dropped 5 straight in Boston.

This time

Get it to:  Paul Pierce

Anyone else like his chances against Martell Webster?

Gotta stop: John Wall

Wall is averaging All-Star caliber numbers since March 1: 23 points, 7.8 assists, 5 rebounds and 1.6 steals. Wall dropped 37 points on the Pacers last night. It will be fun to watch Avery Bradley compete with the lighting fast Wall, provided the collarbone bruise doesn’t force him to the bench.

The Wild Card:  How will KG look?

Garnett has missed the last 8 games, so I’m not sure how many minutes he’ll be able to give tonight. But the Celtics will need his presence. Washington has rolled out Nene and Emeka Okefor in its starting line-up recently. The Wizards rank 7th in the league in rebounding.

How we see it goin’ down

The Wizards are not cream puffs. They rank better defensively than Boston and own a better record (18-12 to 16-14) over the past 30 games.

But…

If KG and Pierce both play, I like the Celtics to roll.

Celtics: 106

Wizards: 91

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  • http://twitter.com/ZaMilan27 ZaMilan 27

    I’d like to see how avery does with john wall tonight, avery is usually quicker than the person he is guarding and is able to move his feet and stay with them. Not the case this game i mean avery is quick but wall is lightning fast.

  • http://twitter.com/efendiyev Tolik

    close call, nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.mckenney1 Chuck McKenney

    Nearly nailed the final score…. again.