Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Preview
Wizards 4-1 vs Celtics 2-3
When: Saturday, Oct 30th, at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: NBCS Washington, NBA League Pass / Radio: The Team 980, WFED 1500 AM
Wizards: Thomas Bryant (Out, Left ACL), Rui Hachimura ( Out, Personal), Cassius Winston ( Out, Left Hamstring), Anthony Gill (Out, Right Calf), Daniel Gafford (Doubtful, Quad Contusion)
Celtics: Romeo Langford (Day to Day/ Left Calf)
Keep an eye on:
Celtics 3-point shooting: is a BIG part of their offense. Boston attempts a lot of shots from deep and they make their fair share of them. The Celtics rank second in the NBA in 3-point attempts (43.3 3PA) and twelfth in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage (35%). Washington defends the three well, holding opponents to 31.4 percent shooting from deep on the season which ranks seventh in the league. Maintaining this level of defending the three will go a long way towards a potential victory for Washington.
Boston's Rim Protection: is the best in the league due to the rim protection of bigs Robert Williams and Al Horford. The Celtics inside duo are averaging 3.2 and 3 block per game respectively. Opponents don't get easy looks inside and they do a great job of blocking and altering shots without fouling. Washington must be smart in how they attack both bigs while still being aggressive offensively.