The Celtics are trying to change the trend of playing badly on the road against lesser teams and they need a victory tonight in the first game of a back-to-back against the Washington Wizards.
*Chris Wilcox is out with a strained left shoulder but Doc Rivers said he could return tomorrow night in the rematch.
*Paul Pierce came off his season debut Friday with his body sore but his bruised right heel fine. He will start.
*Washington’s Jan Vesely is out with a sore right hip. He was the sixth overall pick in the draft.
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Ray Allen
SF Paul Pierce
PF Kevin Garnett
C Jermaine O’Neal
INACTIVE: Chris Wilcox, Mickael Pietrus
PG John Wall
SG Nick Young
SF Rashard Lewis
PF Andray Blatche
C JaVale McGee
INACTIVE: Hamady Ndiaye, Jan Vesely
OFFICIALS: Bill Spooner, Eric Dalen, James Williams