Wizards Vs. Celtics: Washington Gets Blown Out By Boston, 114-83

It was never close. The Boston Celtics blew out the Washington Wizards, shooting 66 percent from the field in a 114-83 victory.

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Wizards Vs. Celtics: Washington Gets Blown Out, Loses 114-83

We said it could have been ugly, and ... it was ugly. The Washington Wizards hung around for a quarter against the Boston Cetlics, but that was about it. In the end, the Celtics won 114-83, in a game that was largely decided by the third quarter.

Nobody did much of anything for the Wizards. They had just 10 assists on the game, as the Celtics' defense swarmed them. Nick Young led the Wizards with 20 points, but many of those came in garbage time. Andray Blatche was probably the worst Wizards player, scoring only 10 points with four rebounds, four turnovers, no free-throw attempts and a -28 line. 

All five Celtics players scored in double figures, led by Paul Pierce with 23 points. The Celtics shot an obscene 66 percent from the field in the game, as they got layup after layup on the hapless Wizards' defense.

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Wizards Vs. Celtics: Washington Takes On NBA's Best Without John Wall

When you're a rebuilding team like the Wizards, there are certain games that you circle on the calendar as sure losses. Tonight's game against the Boston Celtics looks like one of those. The Wizards have the following things working against them tonight.

  • They are playing the Boston Celtics.
  • They are playing the Boston Celtics on the road.
  • They are playing the Boston Celtics without John Wall.
  • They are playing the Boston Celtics on the second game of a back-to-back.
  • They are playing the Boston Celtics on the second game of a back-to-back when the Celtics have not played since last Saturday.
  • They are playing the Boston Celtics and will have Gilbert Arenas guard either Rajon Rondo or Ray Allen.
  • They are playing the Boston Celtics and Delonte West is playing.
Okay, so the last one is a joke. Still, this is going to be a major challenge for the Wizards. If they win, it will be a major, major step forward. If they lose, it won't be that big of a deal. Tip time is at 7:30.
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