Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/3/12
(We had a late scratch for the recap, but longtime reader Jenda has stepped in with a guest recap). Let's start with bad news. The first quarter was a fluke. Randy Wittman and his assistants still have to gel together as a coaching staff and they take a little longer to get into the game. They did so in second quarter and outscored the Celts 30-23. Most damage was done inside the paint. Celtics did better job defending the three point line in the first half but Bass and Sullinger weren't able to slow down the lowly, lowly Wizards' post players (resulting in 19 pts between Booker and Seraphin). Celtics bench went AWOL in the season opener and hasn't really came back yet. Jeff Green managed stacking up second worst +/- on the team, -6, second only to Leandro Barbosa with -8. Rondo gave the rest of the league a reason to have a stroke by hitting back to back threes. Good news from the first half is Big 3 finally playing like the Big 3 they are, splitting 30 of 49 pts among themselves ...
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