Boston defeated Washington, 122-102. Mark Acres played 30 sound minutes, scoring 8 points and grabbing 6 rebounds, while earning high marks from Professor K.C. Jones. "He played an awesome game," lauded the coach. "He came in and just did a super job. He very quietly dominated out there."
Greg Kite might be in the least secure position of his five-year career. His place on the club has been openly questioned by the media, and his playing time has been reduced. With Bill Walton injured for most of last year, Kite was the first center off the bench, but he has lost that status to first-year backup center Mark Acres. Kite has played in only 13 games, averaging 1.5 points, and he has more fouls (16) than and as many turnovers (9) as he has field goals. He is shooting .391 from the floor, .167 (1 for 6) from the line. He has blocked eight shots.