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Wizards Vs. Celtics: Washington Heads To Boston Hoping To Avoid Season Sweep

The Washington Wizards (11-36), smarting after blowing big leads in their past two contests, head to Boston on Sunday, hoping to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Celtics (25-22).

Mar 24, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards center Nene (42) during the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at the Verizon Center. The Hawks won 95-92. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 24, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards center Nene (42) during the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at the Verizon Center. The Hawks won 95-92. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Wizards (11-36), smarting after blowing big leads in their past two contests, head to Boston on Sunday, hoping to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Celtics (25-22). Boston has won five straight games at TD Garden, and ten of their last 12 at home.

The Wizards have dropped their first three games with Boston this year, and Sunday will be Washington's last chance to score a win against the Celtics this season. Boston has won 11 of the last 14 meetings with Washington, including six out of the past seven at home.

Washington is coming off a loss to Atlanta on Saturday night in which the Wizards blew a 16-point lead before falling 95-92. This comes on the heels of a Thursday night defeat to the Indiana Pacers in which Randy Wittman's club blew a 22-point lead on their way to a 85-83 loss.

Point guard John Wall has struggled of late, missing 24 of the 34 shots he has taken over the past three games, averaging just 12.0 points per game during that span. New acquisition Nene, on the other hand, has been a bright spot for Washington, notching over 20 points and 10 rebounds in two of his first three games with his new club.

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