The last time Boston played at Washington, the Wizards buried them by 25 points.
It seems the Wizards have a similar mindset for Tuesday’s game which will feature every Wizards playing showing up in all-black.
“You know where we’re going with that,” Washington’s Kelly Oubre Jr. told the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner.
But in case anyone wasn’t sure, let John Wall put the cookies on the bottom shelf for you and explain in succinct terms.
“A fun-er-ral!” he said with the man who thought this up, Bradley Beal, in the background yelling, “Yaa!”
The Celtics players acknowledged that Tuesday’s game would most likely be a physical, trash-talking affair.
That stems from their matchup two weeks ago that included a lot of physical play both teams that ultimately ended with the Celtics coming away with a 117-108 win.
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Bradley Beal was whistled for a flagrant-one foul against Marcus Smart that seemed to get both benches hyped up.
Those two have a history dating back to last season when Smart, while driving to the basket, landed his left forearm across Beal’s face. The blow resulted in Beal’s nose being broken in addition to being put in the league’s concussion protocol program.
And after the Jan. 11 game, Jae Crowder and John Wall had a heated exchange of words that ended with Crowder’s pushing his finger into Wall’s nose, and Wall retaliating by slapping Crowder’s face.
The league fined Crowder $25,000 and Wall $15,000 for their roles in the incident.
“It’s going to be a competitive game,” Wall said. “Hopefully everybody just keep it clean and … makes it one of those great battles.”
Said Beal: “We want to keep it clean as much as possible but we know it’ll probably get chippy, a little trash talking.”
Isaiah Thomas, who was whistled for a technical foul in the Jan. 11 game, understands emotions will run pretty high in Tuesday’s game.
“You just have to be ready for whatever comes our way,” Thomas said. “We’re not going to shy away from it. But we’re all human. There will probably be a little bit of physicality, a little bit of things to carry over to tomorrow’s game. But the most important thing is we just have to try and take care of business.”