Bullet fans will have a chance to play the NBA's most popular guessing game - "What's wrong with the Celtics?" - when Boston visits Capital Centre tonight at 8.
The Celtics, still loaded with players of great individual talent, are struggling through a losing season that already has been highlighted by two dismal periods.
The first low point came three weeks ago when Jojo White walked off the team for a day and John Havilicek was returned to his sixth-man role after beginning the year as a starter." The Celtics then won two straight games with rookie Cedric (Cornbread) Maxwell starting at forward.
But they recorded their most discouraging loss Tuesday when they fell at Atlanta despite the absence of two scorer John Drew and center Steve Hawes.
Charley Scott has a leg injury and may not play tonight. If he doesn't, former Bullet Dave Bing, who scored 21 points as a starter this week, will replace him.
Maxwell, Havlicek and Sidney Wicks are the only Celtics shooting well this season Maxwell, who starred at North Carolina-Charlotte last year, is hitting 63 per cent of his shots. The Celtic guards, who normaily supply so much of the team's scoring punch, have been erratic. Scott is shooting only 42 per cent, White 40 per cent and Bing 44 per cent.