The Celtics have a golden opportunity to reach the .500 mark with their second game in four nights against the Washington Wizards. The Wizards will be without John Wall (knee) and Nene (foot) but this is the same lineup that gave the Celtics issues in the final three quarters Saturday at Verizon Center.
Jared Sullinger will remain in the starting lineup Wednesday night, but he has to find a way to stay out of foul trouble.
BOSTON CELTICS (1-2)
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Courtney Lee
SF Paul Pierce
PF Jared Sullinger
C Kevin Garnett
WASHINGTON WIZARDS (0-2)
PG A.J. Price
SG Bradley Beal
SF Trevor Ariza
PF Trevor Booker
C Emeka Okafor
- Doc Rivers said before the game that Sullinger continues to impress him because he has a desire to rebound.
- Wall said he has no timetable for his return but coach Randy Wittman said it could be in the next month.
- The Celtics will have to do something to contain Kevin Seraphin and Jordan Crawford, who combined for 16-for-23 shooting for 40 of Washington’s 86 points in 54 minutes. The Washington starters were a combined 9 of 35 from the field. Seraphin has scored in double figures in 16 consecutive games.
OFFICIALS: Monty McCutcheon, Bennie Adams, Kevin Scott