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Celtics vs. Wizards: Boston hopes to notch first victory in Washington

Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics (0-2) look to win their first game of the season against the Washington Wizards (0-1) on Saturday night in Washington, DC.

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Twice, the Boston Celtics have taken the court, and twice they have come up empty. Doc Rivers and his squad hope to change that trend and get into the win column for the first time Saturday night when they face the Washington Wizards in Washington, D.C.

Boston (0-2) has had two bad losses so far, falling short in a high-scoring season opener against the Miami Heat, 120-107, last Tuesday and dropping a 99-88 decision to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. In the Celtics' most recent loss, Kevin Garnett had 15 points and Rajon Rondo had a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists, but Boston was unable to establish a flow on offense and played disinterested defense while turning the ball over 18 times.

Washington (0-1), playing without injured star guard John Wall, came up short in its season opener, losing 94-84 to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Jordan Crawford scored 11, Emeka Okafor had 10 points and Trevor Ariza totaled nine points, four assists and three steals to lead the Wizards, who were limited to 35.6 percent shooting.

Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET. The can will be aired on CSNNE and WEEI.


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Boston Celtics
@ Washington Wizards

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT
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