Washington Wizards
34-38
+2
-2
Boston Celtics
36-36
Tue, May 18 - 9:00p ET   |   TNT   |   TD Garden
By Landon Smith

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoff Preview and Free Picks

Washington Wizards Will Try to Get a Win When Meet Boston Celtics from TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts - NBA Basketball Match Preview and Prediction Game on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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Reason for Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards visit TD Garden on Tuesday to play a tournament game against the Boston Celtics. Washington was eighth in the Eastern Conference standings at 34-38 following Sunday's 115-110 win over the Charlotte Hornets in the final game of the regular season. Washington was led in the victory by Bradley Beal with 25 points. The Wizards have won each of their last two games to secure eighth place.

During the regular season, Washington's leading scorer was Bradley Beal averaging 31.4 points per game. The second leading scorer, rebounder and leader in passes was Russell Westbrook with an average of 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.8 assists per game. Washington averaged 116.7 points per game and allowed an average of 100 to 20.2 points per game.

 

Reason For Boston Celtics

Boston was seventh in the Eastern Conference standings after a 96-92 loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday. The Celtics struggled down the stretch, losing five of the last six and finished the regular season 36-36. Injuries have been a big problem for the Celtics, as Boston will play without their second leading scorer Jaylen Brown, while six other Jayson Tatum, Evan Fournier, Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Tristan Thompson and Robert Williams II are questionable.

Jayson Tatum was the regular season top scorer for Boston with an average of 26.4 points per game, while the main rebounder was Tristan Thompson with an average of 8.1 rebounds per game and the leader in assists was Marcus Smart with an average of 5.7 assists. . Boston averaged 112.9 points per game and allowed an average of 111.5 points per game.

 

WINNER: Washington Wizards @ +102

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By Landon Smith, on 9:00p ET