For whatever reason, the Celtics struggled with the Washington Wizards last year, something that The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn thinks should be on the C's minds when the two teams meet for the first time this season on Wednesday.
Although the Celtics beat the Wizards three times, it was never really easy, and the Wizards even picked up a win over Boston in early April, an ugly 106-96 loss for the Celtics.
That, Washburn said on Tuesday's NESN Daily, should be enough to get the Celtics ready to go against an inferior opponent on Wednesday night.
"They just whipped the Celtics' butts," Washburn said of the April meeting. "So this should not be a tough game to get up for. Andray Blatche had Kevin Garnett's number and JaVale McGee looked like Wilt Chamberlain last year, all the shots he blocked and affected with his long reach. … This is a very dangerous team and this is the type of game they struggled with last year and they'll need to be careful."
To see more including analysis from Washburn on Delonte West as well as a potential matchup between point guards Rajon Rondo and John Wall, be sure to check out the video below.