*After going 1-3 against the Wizards in the first year of the New Big 3 Era (2007-08), the Celtics are 12-3 since and have lost those 3 games by a combined 13 points.
–The Celtics have held the Wizards to 3 or fewer three-pointers made in the last 7 meetings between the two teams (Celtics 5-2 in that span).
*On Friday night, Brandon Jennings recorded a career-high 6 steals and became the first player to record at least 6 steals against the Celtics since Chris Paul did so on December 31, 2010.
–The last player to reach Brandon Jennings’s statistics (21 points, 13 assists and 6 steals) against the Celtics was Kenny Anderson (22 points, 13 assists and 6 steals on February 28, 1996 for the Charlotte Hornets in a 121-116 loss to the Celtics).
*Out of the players who have played this season, the Celtics have 6 players with at least 9 years of NBA experience coming into 2012-13. The Wizards have none.
*Although the Wizards have only played one game in the 2012-13 season, they do lead the league with .812 Team Assists per FGM.
–The Celtics led the NBA in this statistic during the 2011-12 season (.665 AST/FGM during regular season). Boston currently has a .639 AST/FGM in the team’s first 2 games.
–Last season, the Wizards were 27th overall with .523 AST/FGM.
*Here is an oddity that most likely will not be seen during the rest of this entire season: the Celtics and Miami Heat are tied for the worst defensive efficiency in the league with 112.0 points allowed per 100 possessions.
–After recording 1 steal on Friday, Kevin Garnett is now 2 steals away from moving into 18th on the all-time steals list. Fat Lever is currently in 18th with 1,666 steals.
–All-Time Games Played–
18. John Havlicek 1,270
19. Otis Thorpe 1,257
19. Kevin Garnett 1,257 (Garnett will pass Thorpe by playing tonight)
–All-Time Three-Pointers Made–
7. Dale Ellis 1,719
8. Rashard Lewis 1,695 (Lewis needs 25 to move into 7th place)
9. Paul Pierce 1,681 (Pierce needs 15 to move into 8th place)
–All-Time Offensive Rebounds–
23. Shawn Kemp 3,026
24. Kevin Garnett 3,013 (Garnett needs 14 to move into 23rd place)