The obvious fear when playing a team like the Washington Wizards  at 8 p.m. on a Sunday night is that the Celtics  wouldn’t come out with enough energy. That was the story of the first 12 minutes as the C’s, and the crowd, sleepwalked through a 25-19 Wizards lead.
The Celtics dutifully worked the ball inside and got good shots, but they didn’t fall, going 7-for-21 from the floor. With favorable matchups at almost every position, the Celtics couldn’t seem to settle on a plan of attack.
The best idea involved Paul Pierce  who had his way with Al Thornton and scored seven points. Washington’s Andray Blatche , who has been a revelation after the Wizards’ housecleaning at the trade deadline, has eight points and five rebounds.