Beating the Boston Celtics is always special, but this one likely means a little more for Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas will be returning to Boston for the first time as a starter, where he became a scoring sensation and MVP candidate during the 2016-17 season.
The Wizards will be looking for a win against the Celtics, as the team has played to the tune of a 2-6 record so far in the young NBA season. Boston, on the other hand, has won seven straight after dropping their season opener.
WIZARDS @ CELTICS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Wizards @ Boston Celtics, Game 9
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Wizards at Celtics will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards at Celtics on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports MyTeams App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS @ CELTICS TV SCHEDULE
6:30 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)
7:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)
7:30: Wizards @ Celtics (LIVE)
10:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)
10:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)
11:00 PM: Wizards Talk (LIVE)
WIZARDS @ CELTICS INJURY REPORT:
Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Ian Mahinmi (OUT, Right Achilles strain), Jordan McRae (OUT, Finger)
Celtics: Gordon Hayward (OUT, Fractured hand)
WIZARDS @ CELTICS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bradley Beal, G, Wizards (26.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 6.5 apg): Across 35.8 minutes per game, Beal is scoring 26.1 points per game, a career-high. Watch out for some buckets from Beal.
Isaiah Thomas, G, Wizards (13.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 6.2 apg): Thomas made his first start for the Wizards a week ago, and now he is set to return to Boston for the first time as a starter. Look out for a potential vintage performance.
Kemba Walker, G, Celtics (24.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.5 apg): The newest Celtic is leading the way in scoring for Boston and has been the Celtics' most efficient starter. Watch out for Walker in this one.
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