Celtics remain winless at home, lose to Wizards 116-107

Jayson Tatum struggled from the floor, Jaylen Brown shot even worse, and Marcus Smart couldn't hit at all. The Wizards took advantage of these Celtics shooting woes, to pick up a 9 point win over Boston.

Ime Udoka chose to go with the two big line-up to start the game and both Al Horford and Robert Williams put up strong numbers. Dennis Schroder was moved back to the bench, but he had another solid night in the loss.

The two teams will meet up again on Saturday night for a rematch. That game will be in DC.

I thought effort and intensity wasn't supposed to be an issue for Boston this season? And I don’t care if he’s a veteran and the Celtics foolishly gave him a contract extension this offseason after two straight down years, Josh Richardson shouldn’t be playing at the expense of Pritchard and Nesmith who both collected DNP-CD’s.