Sunday, November 25, 2001

Seen and heard at MCI Center:
FIRST LOOK AT CELTICS The last time the Wizards played Boston, center Jahidi White didn’t get off of the bench because coach Doug Collins wanted to use a smaller lineup against the Celtics. This time, though, Collins decided to go with White at center. The reasoning?
“I’d like to be able to start the same guys as much as possible. Then you get into more of guys knowing when they are going to come off the bench and you get into a rotation,” Collins said. “We haven’t had that opportunity yet this year.”
NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE Boston rookie Joe Johnson, the 10th pick overall, has a plain name. However, Johnson’s play to this point has been anything but average. Johnson is fourth in the league in scoring among rookies (11.2) and fifth in rebounding. However, the stat the Celtics like about him the most is his assists-to-turnover ratio. Johnson leads all rookies in that category with 29 assists and just four turnovers.
John N. Mitchell

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