The Wizards trimmed a 25-point deficit to one late in the fourth but couldn't get over the hump as their four-game win streak ended vs. the Celtics.
After no starter playing more than 28 minutes Friday and a day off, the Wizards are well-rested for the Celtics today (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 1 p.m. ET).
Bradley Beal doesn't routinely take 20 or more shots a game like Kobe Byrant, but coach Randy Wittman wants to see him develop a more aggressive streak.
Nene played 18 minutes and had eight points and eight rebounds in Friday's win, but Kris Humphries has played extremely well in his absence.
Paul Pierce knows about contending teams and championship winners. With a 13-5 record, Pierce recognizes similarities between these Wizards and those teams.