What we can learn about Celtics this month
In the words of a dear old friend -- and we're paraphrasing here -- the Wizards and Nets aren't walking through that door anytime soon. After an easy stretch in which the Celtics had two games with Washington and a game against a depleted New Jersey team, the schedule has gotten much tougher, starting with Wednesday's loss to the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. We still don't know what kind of team the Celtics will turn out to be, but the upcoming stretch should help determine that. Here are the key things we hope to learn from the next few games.