Game Preview: Wizards vs. Celtics

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, January 2nd at 7:30 pm ET /// TV: CSN | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.0
3.8
0.8
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.5
6.8
1.3
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.0
10.3
0.3
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.5
2.0
1.8
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.5
4.5
6.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings between the Wizards and Celtics.
  • The two teams met last night in Washington...The Celtics defeated the Wizards 94-86
  • John Wall led the Wizards with 19 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds. JaVale McGee has another double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds to go along with his 5 blocked shots. Two other Wizards were in double figures; Nick Young had 18 while Andray Blatche had 10.
  • John Wall averaged 20.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists in three games versus the Celtics last year.
  • Jordan Crawford averaged 18.0 points and 4.5 assists in two games versus Boston last season.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Rajon Rondo - These two speedy point guards both played their college ball at the University of Kentucky and are now running the offense for their respective NBA teams. They very well could be the two fastest players in the league and we will be able to see that speed in tonight's matchup.
  • Last night, the two point guards were both the best players on the court for their respective teams. Rondo notched a triple-double for the Celtics (18 pts, 11 reb, 14 asst), while Wall came close (19 pts, 7 reb, 8 asst) and will look to match the Celtics all-star in tonight's game. They go head-to-head again tonight in what is one of the more intriguing matchups of the season.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:30pm.
CELTICS PROBABLE STARTERS
#34 Paul Pierce
Forward, 6-7, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.5
5.0
4.0
#5 Kevin Garnet
Forward, 6-11, 253 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.4
6.4
3.0
#7 Jermaine O'Neal
Center, 6-11, 255 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.0
3.8
0.2
#20 Ray Allen
Guard, 6-5, 205 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.6
2.6
3.0
#9 Rajon Rondo
Guard, 6-1, 186 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.6
2.6
10.0