8 a.m. ET: Whoever it was that showed up Friday at the TD Garden wearing the home uniforms, that team did not resemble the squad that the real Celtics insist they can be.
They are what their record says they are, however, and entering Saturday's game in the nation's capital, the Celtics were 0-2. In front of them was an underwhelming Wizards team dealing with injuries to its two best players, Nene and John Wall, that should be a walkover for last year's Eastern Conference finalists. Nothing can be taken for granted this early in the season for a team that experienced as much roster turnover as the Celtics, though.
Jason Terry has vowed greater production from Boston's bench, and coach Doc Rivers has asked his players to display a greater sense of urgency.
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