Game Preview: Wizards vs. Celtics

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 Maurice Evans
Forward, 6-5, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.2
2.1
0.6
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.6
8.3
2.3
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.0
8.1
0.5
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.7
2.6
2.5
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.3
4.6
8.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. The season series is currently tied at one game apiece. The two teams will meet again on April 11th at Verizon Center.
  • Last game versus Indiana...The Wizards were defeated by the Indiana Pacers, 136-112, on April 6th in Indiana...Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 29 points.
  • Last time versus Boston…The Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics, 85-83, on January 22nd at Verizon Center...John Wall hit a 27 foot three-pointer off of the backboard to give the Wizards their first lead of the game at 84-81 and Washington held on for the win...Rashard Lewis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds...Wall finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists...JaVale McGee scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds...Mustafa Shakur scored five points and had a team-high five assists in his first NBA game...Andray Blatche added 11 points and five rebounds for the Wizards.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 27.5 points and 14.0 rebounds in his last four games. Blatche has recorded at least 23 points and 10 rebounds in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.
  • John Wall is the first rookie to have 15 games of 12 or more assists in a season since Jamaal Tinsley did it for the Indiana Pacers during the 2001-02 season.
  • Crawford is averaging 25.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in his last six games. Crawford is averaging 17.1 points, 3.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 22 games as a Wizard. In 14 starts, Crawford is averaging 21.6 points, 4.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.
  • Wall is averaging 18.6 points, 7.8 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 23 games since the All-Star break.
  • JaVale McGee is averaging 11.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks in 24 games since the All-Star break.
CELTICS PROBABLE STARTERS
#34 Paul Pierce
Forward, 6-7, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.8
5.3
3.3
#5 Kevin Garnett
Forward, 6-11, 253 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.9
8.9
2.4
#7 Jermain O'Neal
Center, 6-11, 255 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.2
3.6
0.6
#02 Ray Allen
Guard, 6-5, 205 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
3.4
2.7
#9 Rajon Rondo
Guard, 6-1, 186 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.6
4.3
11.3