Game Preview: Wizards vs. Celtics

ON AIR /// Gametime: SUN, March 25th at 6:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#31 Chris Singleton
Forward, 6-8, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.4
3.3
0.8
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.7
6.4
0.8
#42 Nene
Center, 6-11, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.7
7.5
2.2
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.8
2.5
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
4.8
7.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. The Celtics currently lead the season series, 3-0.
  • Last game versus Atlanta Hawks...The Wizards fell to the Atlanta Hawks, 95-92, last night at Verizon Center...Nene led all scorers with 21 points and 11 rebounds...Jordan Crawford scored 20 points on 9-of-19 from the field...Trevor Booker scored eight points and grabbed 14 rebounds... Edwin Ubiles added 10 points...Josh Smith led the Hawks with 20 points and nine rebounds.
  • Last time versus Boston…The Wizards fell to the Boston Celtics, 100-94, on January 22nd at Verizon Center...John Wall posted his second consecutive double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds to go along with seven assists...Nick Young scored 19 points on 7-of-13 from the field...JaVale McGee scored 13 points and blocked three shots...Jordan Crawford scored 12 points off of the bench...Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 34 points.
  • Jordan Crawford has scored 20 or more points in four consecutive games for the second time in his career. Crawford scored 20 or more points in four straight games last season, from March 28- April 3. The second-year guard has never scored 20 or more in five straight.
  • Crawford is averaging 17.0 points per game in 14 games since the All-Star break. Crawford is averaging 15.7 points per game in 15 starts this season.
  • Nene is averaging 16.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 blocks in three games with the Wizards. He has posted two double-doubles in his first three games.
  • John Wall is averaging 19.0 points, 7.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds in three games versus the Celtics this season.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Rajon Rondo - A fitting match-up between two former Kentucky point guards on the same day Kentucky tries to punch its ticket to the Final Four. These ex-Wildcats may be the two fastest players in the league and are at their best when they get out in transition and can set up their teammates. The plan for both teams is similar, try and keep the other guy on the perimeter and force him to hit shots from the outside. Whichever team is more successful at that, will have a great chance to win tonight's game.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 6:00pm
CELTICS PROBABLE STARTERS
#34 Paul Pierce
Guard, 6-7, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.5
4.9
5.0
#30 Brandon Bass
Forward, 6-8, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.0
6.0
1.0
#5 Kevin Garnett
Center, 6-11, 253 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.3
8.3
2.9
#20 Ray Allen
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.6
3.0
2.5
#9 Rajon Rondo
Guard, 6-1, 186 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.0
4.8
10.7