BOSTON — Prior to every game, the two high-definition TVs in the home locker room at TD Garden typically show video of the Celtics’ previous matchup with that night’s opponent. Some players, like Jeff Green and Brandon Bass, watch raptly while others hardly pay attention. But the TVs almost always show Celtics and their opponent, even if the last meeting was months ago.
Not on Sunday, though. As the Celtics prepped for the Wizards in a rare early-evening game, they watched tape of Washington’s victory over the Pacers from the previous night. In this case, Celtics coach Doc Rivers did not see much use in reliving any of his team’s earlier matchups, when the Wizards were without their superb young point guard, John Wall.
“When you watch them play compared to before, it’s slow motion in our three games against them earlier in the year and how they play now,” Rivers said. “I burned that tape. I didn’t show one clip from those games, because it’s not the same team. Nene wasn’t there a coupl