Happy Saturday morning. The Wizards have won four in a row and will go for a season-best five-game win streak against the Boston Celtics Saturday. Hopefully, Bullets Forever Night will get them over the hump. The game is on at 7:30 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.
Some of the BF writers and I will meet up at the Verizon Center Greene Turtle at 5 p.m. ET We'll be near the bar area toward the front. Check up on our Facebook and Twitter pages if there are any changes.
TV and Radio
Watch the game on CSN Mid-Atlantic here in the D.C area or CSN New England in the Boston area. On the radio, it's on 99.1 FM in the D.C. area, 98.5 FM in the Boston area.
If you're in neither area, NBA League Pass will have the game on TV or online.
Wizards' record vs. the Celtics so far: 0-2
That's right. On November 6, the Wizards lost 118-98 and on November 27, they lost 111-78. Both losses were among Washington's worst for the season for sure, but both games were also in Boston. Now we're in Verizon Center.
How are the Celtics doing as of late?
Boston beat a hapless Suns team 117-103 yesterday at TD Garden. Seven Celtics scored in double figures while Marcus Smart got a triple double.
That said, the Celtics haven't done that well overall in the last three weeks. They lost six of seven games between December 30 and January 12, which included back to back home losses to the Lakers and Nets.
The Celtics have no injuries of note. Marcin Gortat (knee), Otto Porter (hip), Kris Humphries (knee) are all quetionable. Alan Anderson (ankle) will be out regardless.
Wizards Killer of the Night: Kelly Olynyk
Olynyk averages just 9.7 points a game on 45.3 percent shooting and plays in a sixth man role. He averages 61.1 percent shooting against the Wizards. Sixth men on other teams scare the hell out of me. Sure, Olynyk already had a 21-point outburst last night vs. Phoenix, but I think he has more in store for Washington tonight.
My final analysis: Even though Olynyk may score a lot of points, the Wizards will win because it's Bullets Forever Night. Yeah!