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Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Open thread: Game 5, Wizards at Celtics

The Wizards (0-4) are still the NBA’s only winless team as they conclude a home-and-home, back-to-back series against the Boston Celtics. John Wall played his best game of the season (19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds), but fellow Kentucky alum Rajon Rondo was much better, finishing with a triple-double (18 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds) as the Wizards lost 94-86 at Verizon Center.

Nick Young is still trying to find his comfort zone after returning to the starting lineup, and hoping to continue his production from the second half, when he scored 16 of his 18 points. JaVale McGee again gave the Celtics fits with 16 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots and he will likely have to duplicate that production or play at a higher level with Ronny Turiaf no longer around as a backup. Turiaf broke his left hand in the second half on Sunday and will miss five-to-six weeks.

“We’ve played very well with him,” Saunders said of Seraphin. “It’s unfortunate but gives other guys opportunities.”

Turiaf broke the same hand while playing with the French national team this summer, clearing an opportunity for Kevin Seraphin to play a more prominent role with the squad. Saunders said Seraphin will get more minutes in Turiaf’s absence.

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Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.; TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM).Check out a live box score for tonight’s game here.

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