Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out. . . . The starting unit of Antonio Daniels, DeShawn Stevenson, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood was 11-7 this season entering last night's game.
Celtics: G Rajon Rondo (back bruise) did not play. The second-year player was injured during Friday's win at New Jersey. Tony Allen, a shooting guard, started in Rondo's place. The only other true point guard on the roster is rookie Gabe Pruitt, who was a teammate of Wizards rookie Nick Young at USC.
BY THE NUMBERS
Wizards' victories over teams with a winning record, entering last night's game
Celtics' road record, entering last night's game
"Now he'll play harder tonight."
Doc Rivers, Celtics coach and proud father of Georgetown G Jeremiah Rivers, upon hearing that Celtics G Ray Allen, who starred at Connecticut, was upset over Connecticut's loss to Georgetown yesterday afternoon