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Wizards fall short in Boston, look for revenge in Washington

In today's Wake-Up Call, we take a look at the Wizards' struggles on Sunday against the Celtics in Boston and look ahead to whether or not they can get even tonight back in Washington.

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1. Wizards show up late vs. Boston in loss

They heated up in the fourth quarter to cut a 25-point deficit to just one, but couldn't take the lead and eventually lost 101-93 against the Celtics. Washington looked completely out of whack through the first three quarters and got away from the type of game that was so effective for them in victories -- ball movement. Luckily, they'll get another crack at the Celtics tonight in D.C.

Randy Wittman hit the nail on head with this postgame quote:

"For whatever reason," Wittman said, "after winning four in a row and playing the way we have with moving the ball and sharing the ball, we came out tonight as individuals."

Here are your recaps.

Bullets Forever

Comcast SportsNet

The Washington Post


Truth About It (plus in-game tweets)

Wiz of Awes

2. Should DeJuan Blair get more minutes?

He's been glued to the bench all season long, making occasional appearances at the tail ends of blowout games. But should he be getting more of an opportunity? It wouldn't hurt to take a chance.

3. Hear from the team

Randy Wittman

John Wall

Paul Pierce

Rasual Butler

Bradley Beal

4. Wizards get another chance tonight vs. Celtics

The Wizards will get another opportunity tonight to beat Boston, this time in the District, as the two teams complete a home-and-away back-to-back series. One can only assume that the Wizards will come out with much more focus and energy after last night's three-quarter debacle. Lots more ball movement and shot-making would be nice, too.

Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center. You can watch the game live on Comcast SportsNet and listen on 99.1 WNEW.