Boston Celtics Vs. Washington Wizards: Regular Season Game 16 Open Thread

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 16: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics looks to pass around Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 16, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
2011/12 NBA Regular Season
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5-9 2-13
January 22, 2012
Verizon Center
1 PM
CSN
Starters:
Avery Bradley
PG John Wall
Ray Allen
Nick Young
Paul Pierce
SF Chris Singleton
Kevin Garnett
PF Andray Blatche
Jermaine O'Neal C JaVale McGee

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Couple pregame notes:

  • Rajon Rondo will not play for the Celtics today. Avery Bradley will start in his place.
  • Flip Saunders was asked again about the booing of Andray Blatche. He said he told him he's in a "situation where you've lost some trust with the fans," and added that he'll get that trust back by "doing the little things."
  • More Flip: "Sometimes, you're in quicksand where the harder you try, the more you fall. I think that's where he is a little bit. Sometimes, it's better to settle down and do the little things: play hard, rebound. As a team, we can help too. Winning cures a lot of those things."
  • Saunders also said he's not going to play Blatche off the bench just because the fans are booing him. "He's a big boy. He can deal with it." Later, he added that "we're not going to make a decision on whether he starts or not based on fan reaction."

GO WIZARDS!

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