Wizards Ready For Home Opener
WASHINGTON (CBSDC)–The Washington Wizards (o-1) look for their first win of the season as they host the Boston Celtics in the home opener tomorrow and hope to get some front court help back.
Center Kevin Seraphin (calf) is hoping to be back in the line-up for the first time in three weeks after straining his calf during the preseason.
“I’m just good,” Seraphin said.
Seraphin added that he could play as many minutes as he’s told to, even though he’s only practiced a few days. He also said he’s looking forward to playing against Kevin Garnett.
“My body and me, we know we’re ready,” Seraphin said.
Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman says he’ll talk to doctors tomorrow before the game and see if their is any minute limit for Seraphin. He’s concerned about soreness, “You never know that second or third day how it feels and we’ll monitor that”.
Wittman is coaching against his former teammate and friend Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers tomorrow and he didn’t hide the fact he’s looking forward to coaching against him.
“I want to kick his a** and you can tell him that,” Wittman said about coaching against Rivers.
Wittman says they are “great friends” and talk once a week. But added, since the next two games are home-and-home against the Celtics, they won’t be talking this week.
The Celtics (o-1) are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks in their home opener tonight after falling 120-107 to the Miami Heat on Tuesday.
Listen here to what Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman and players Kevin Seraphin, Emeka Okafor, Bradley Beal & Earl Barron had to say today following practice.
Randy Wittman Practice Audio
Kevin Seraphin Practice Audio
Emeka Okafor Practice Audio
Bradley Beal Practice Audio
Earl Barron Practice Audio