Celtics face another tough test at home against the Wizards

Coming off a nail biting loss to the Pistons the Celts face another tough playoff bound team in the Washington Wizards Saturday afternoon in Boston. Brad Stevens had this to say about Washington:
Washington comes in having won two games in a row on the road against the Knicks and Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

John Wall has further solidified his place this season as one of the league's best young point guards averaging just under 20 and just over nine assists for the 11-13 Wizards.

Although Wall has been struggling with turnovers recently.

Wall is far from the Wizards only weapon however.

They recently got Bradley Beal, who is only one year out of Florida and just twenty years old, back after sitting out nine games with a stress reaction in his leg.

Beal is averaging 20.3 points while continuing to acclimate to the NBA game and continually improving his field goal percentage.

In fact, He hit the game winning shot in his first game back against the Knicks.

The Wizards also have Trevor Ariza and Nene who are averaging virtually both the same numbers: right around fifteen points and six rebounds per.

Finally, the Wizards are fourth in the league in three point shooting percentage at .444% while hoisting close to 22 a game.

The Celtics come off a game they should have won after scoring a season high 42 points in the first quarter.

Ultimately, second chance opportunities are what did the Celtics in against the Pistons.

The Celtics were outrebounded on the offensive glass 13-8 giving up 8 to Andre Drummond alone as they succumbed 107-106.

My prediction:

The Celtics matchup really well with the Wizards considering they are the top team team, along with Denver, in the league in opposing team three point shooting percentage.

Celtics: 104 Wizards: 95

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