NBA: Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Prediction And Match Preview
On Saturday, the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards will play for the second time in four days at Capital One Arena in Washington.
The Cs will try to revenge their Wednesday setback to the Wizards. Following the Celtics’ victory, the Wizards defeated the Atlanta Hawks; the Celtics were given a two-day respite before heading to Washington, DC.
Fixture: Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards | NBA Season 2021-22.
Date & Time: Saturday, October 30th; 5:00 PM ET (Sunday, October 31st; 2:30 AM IST).
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
Boston Celtics Preview
The Boston Celtics have lost three of their first five regular-season games, which is an unusually sluggish start for them. They were defeated 116-107 at home by a new-look Washington Wizards in their final game. The visitors shot over 51% from the field during the contest.
In the first five games, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have combined for nearly 24 points per game. The Celtics, on the other hand, are having trouble maintaining a winning streak.
They have some of the poorest defensive and offensive ratings in the league right now. The Celtics must make adjustments to get back to winning ways, especially with clubs like the Bulls, Hornets, and Warriors off to fast beginnings.
clean up duty ✅ pic.twitter.com/j4XjUCZI0U— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 28, 2021
Boston Celtics Predicted Lineup
G – Marcus Smart; G – Jaylen Brown; F – Jayson Tatum; F – Al Horford; C – Robert Williams III.
Washinton Wizards Preview
The Washington Wizards returned home after defeating the Boston Celtics in their own arena and thrashed Trae Young and the Hawks on the second night of a back-to-back.
They’ve now won four of their first five regular-season games, demonstrating a fresh tenacity and desire to win. Newcomers Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, and Kentavious-Caldwell Pope are now effectively complementing Bradley Beal’s offensive abilities.
With Daniel Gafford out with an injury, Harrell has stepped in as the Hawks’ starting center, averaging 25 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and two steals in a win on Wednesday.
Washington Wizards Predicted Lineup
G – Kentavious Caldwell Pope; G – Bradley Beal; F – Kyle Kuzma; F – Spencer Dinwiddie; C – Montrezl Harrell.
Match Prediction: Celtics vs Wizards
The Wizards are confident heading into the season after defeating the Celtics on the road. Expect a fight from the Celtics as they try to put their offensive puzzle pieces together. The outcome, however, will almost certainly benefit Beal and the new-look Wizards.