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
6.3
2.1
0.6
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.8
8.3
2.3
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.1
8.1
0.5
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.7
2.6
2.6
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.4
4.5
8.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. The Celtics lead the season series, 2-1.
  • Last game versus Atlanta...The Wizards defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 115-83, on April 9th at Verizon Center...Andray Blatche led all scorers with 23 points...John Wall had 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds...Othyus Jeffers posted his first career doubledouble with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds..Yi Jianlian scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds...JaVale McGee scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds... Al Horford led the Hawks with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Last time versus Boston…The Wizards fell to the Boston Celtics, 104-88, on April 8th in Boston...Andray Blatche posted his fifth straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds... John Wall scored 20 points to go along with seven assists and five steals...Jordan Crawford scored 19 points...JaVale McGee scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds...Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 25.5 points and 12.2 rebounds in his last five games. Blatche has recorded five double-doubles all in April. Blatche and Cleveland’s J.J. Hickson are tied for the lead in double-doubles in April.
  • Javale McGee’s 186 blocks on the season are the most in a season by a Washington player since Charles Jones blocked 197 shots during the 1989-90 season.
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 22.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists in his last eight games.
  • John Wall is averaging 18.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in two games versus the Celtics this season.
  • The Wizards are ranked first in the NBA in blocks per game (6.0 bpg), third in offensive rebounds (12.3 orpg) per game and fifth in steals per game (8.0 spg).
CELTICS PROBABLE STARTERS
#34 Paul Pierce
Forward, 6-7, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.8
5.4
3.3
#5 Kevin Garnett
Forward, 6-11, 253 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.8
9.0
2.4
#7 Jermain O'Neal
Center, 6-11, 255 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.2
3.4
0.5
#02 Ray Allen
Guard, 6-5, 205 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.6
3.4
2.7
#9 Rajon Rondo
Guard, 6-1, 186 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.7
4.4
11.3