Another slow start turned into another uphill second-half battle for the Boston Celtics Wednesday night.
Unlike their previous efforts, however, their late pushback didn’t wind up working out in their favor, as they halted their early-season win streak at two games, dropping to the Washington Wizards by a final score of 116-107.
For the first time in a few games, this new-look Cs squad rolled into the event fully intact, as they had a trend going these past few outings where they suited up with at least one of their prime contributors unavailable.
Unfortunately, this newfound health ultimately wasn’t enough for them to overcome the surging Wizards, and now, as a result of their shortcomings, the shamrocks dip back below the .500 mark with a measly record of 2-3.
In no way can this loss be blamed on one singular person or one singular play — after all, in basketball it takes a team effort to affect the outcome of a specific game.
That said, had a few players stepped up when it mattered most or if they had simply gotten off to a more effective start, it’s quite reasonable to believe that this game was one Boston could have come away victorious from.
Now don’t get us wrong, there were a number of talents who performed wonderfully, but sadly not everyone could play up to these same level.
In regard to Wednesday night’s exhibition against the Washington Wizards, we at the Houdini present to you 1 stud and 1 dud performer from the Boston Celtics: