It was ugly and much closer than it should have been, but it's still a mark in the win column, and for the 1-2 Celtics, that is exactly what they need. Forget the fact that they needed overtime before they could put away the Washington Wizards, who were without John Wall and Nene, and just be happy that the Celtics are back at .500.
Despite how close the game was, the Celtics did not play that poorly. In fact, several players stepped up in a big way to power the Celtics to victory. These great performances led the Celtics to a victory over the Wizards and made the game fun to watch.