At least the Wizards didn’t blow a double-digit lead in this one, right? Tonight they never had that chance.
It got ugly early for Washington. Nene missed the game with back spasms. They were only able to score 12 points in the first quarter. Not to mention that Ray Allen’s replacement — Avery Bradley — looked like an all-star.
Fortunately the Celtics’ halftime lead was cut to 19 points, and the Wizards came ready to play in the third quarter — cutting the lead to as few as 8 points. Naturally, Boston responded with a run of their own and kept the Wizards at arm’s length for the remainder of the game, before winning 88 to 76.
Here’s a few Bullets Points:
- I feel like driving around the country and putting up wanted posters looking for shooters to put on the Wizards roster.
- At one point in the second half we saw a frontcourt of Brian Cook, Jan Vesely, and Mo Evans. As expected, it wasn’t very good.
- Filling in for Ray Allen, Avery Bradley had a career-high 23 points. He did a lot of his damage in the first quarter against Jordan Crawford.
- A guy named Greg Stiemsma for the Celtics also had a nice game with 10 points and 7 rebounds.
- John Wall’s poor performance against the Hawks carried over into tonight’s game. He shot only 5 for 17, and had only 12 points along with nine assists.
- Yep, Jordan Crawford’s shot selection is still as frustrating as ever.
- With Nene out with back spasms, Kevin Seraphin started in his place. Overall, he had a pretty nice game with 15 points and 11 rebounds. It’s safe to say that he’s gaining #SeraPhans.
- Playing with that plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Trevor Booker was able to play 30 minutes. In the first quarter he hit the floor and came up gingerly, noticeably limping. Even with that, he still had 12 rebounds.
- Here’s tonight’s box score
Two games down, one to go in the this back-to-back-to-back. The last game of it is tomorrow night back home at the Verizon Center against the Detroit Pistons.
See you all then.