(SportsNetwork. Brice Butler Jersey .com) - The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics begin a home- and-home series, starting Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Garden, and ending Monday in Washington. The Wizards take a four-game winning streak into Sundays matinee and own the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, trailing only the Toronto Raptors. Washingtons winning streak coincided with a four-game homestand. The Wiz knocked off the New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets during the residency. On Friday, the Wizards had little difficulty in dispatching the Nuggets, 119-89. That was the fourth consecutive game Washington held the opponent under 96 points. When were playing well, were playing great defense, said Paul Pierce, who will return to Boston after being gone for a season-plus. Thats what we hang our hat on every night. Kris Humphries scored 20 points to lead the Wizards on Friday. He started the last six games as Nene has dealt with an injured foot. Nene returned against the Nuggets and came off the bench to score eight points. Rasual Butler and Kevin Seraphin each scored 16 points for the Wizards. John Wall nearly had a triple-double as he scored nine points with eight rebounds and 12 assists. Marcin Gortat finished with 15 and Bradley Beal added 14. Pierce logged 11 points in just over 20 minutes of action. The Celtics have won two in a row after a five consecutive losses. They knocked off the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, then prevailed against their arch-rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Both victories came at home. Tyler Zeller had 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting and pulled down 14 rebounds in the Celtics 113-96 victory over the Lakers. Tylers got that nice little flip shot at five or seven feet, where he can shoot it with either hand and he doesnt have to get all the way to the rim to finish, said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. So (Rajon) Rondo looks for him, and thats a good thing. Jeff Green added 19 points for the Celtics. Jared Sullinger tallied 17 points and 13 boards, Avery Bradley donated 16 points and Rondo scored 12 points and dished out 16 assists. The Celtics shot the ball brilliantly from the floor versus the Lakers. They went for 51.1 percent from the field and 40 percent from long range, although they struggled at the foul line to the tune of 13-for-22. The Wizards won three of four against the Celtics last season to halt a seven- game series slide. Washington won two straight in Boston after it lost six in a row as the visitor. Troy Aikman Jersey . Gaborik was acquired in a trade with Columbus on Wednesday and skated on the top line with centre Anze Kopitar and right-winger Justin Williams. "We created some things," said Gaborik, who logged 16:38 of ice time. Rico Gathers Jersey . 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Playing our best football is our goal — and winning.After three straight trips to the NFC title game, as well as one Super Bowl appearance two seasons ago, San Francisco certainly didnt expect to be on the brink of sinking below .500 at midseason.The Niners probably cant afford to, either. Unlike the Saints, who have the luxury of sitting atop the anemic NFC South despite a lousy start, the 49ers are already three games behind NFC West Division leader Arizona (7-1).San Francisco also trails Dallas (6-3), Seattle (5-3) and Green Bay (5-3) in the race for one of the NFCs two wild-card spots. Another loss could be costly, which is why Saints quarterback Drew Brees said New Orleans needs to brace for the Niners best.In many cases it is not who you play, it is when you play them, Brees said, alluding to the way his own team rallied for two straight convincing victories since their 2-4 start.They probably feel this week like we did a couple of weeks ago where you are in desperate need of a win. Because of that, we know the type of team that is going to come in here.New Orleans could lose and still be in first place if Carolina loses at Philadelphia on Monday night.Saints coach Sean Payton knows this, of course, but he doesnt want to hear it.There are two teams here that are 4-4, that are battling, Payton said. Were desperate as well.Here are some things to know about the 49ers visit to New Orleans:INGRAMS INROADS: Saints running back Mark Ingram has done something in the past two games that no New Orleans player at his position had done since Deuce McAllister in 2006: Rush for 100 yards in consecutive games. Part of Ingrams increase in production stems from injuries to Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson, forcing the Saints — who average about 130 yards rushing as a team — to give their former Heisman Trophy winner the bulk of the carries. But Ingram also appears to be in top formm. Tony Dorsett Jersey. The running back said hes just being confident, being decisive, just understanding what the lines going to do.QUIET GROUND GAME: San Francisco hasnt scored a touchdown rushing since rookie Carlos Hydes 6-yard run in Week 3. While Frank Gore isnt complaining about his lack of carries, he is calling on everyone to do their part. Its always one person here or one person there causing plays to break down, said Gore, who has rushed for 472 yards and just one TD this season. In the NFL, its just not going to work. Weve got to be real with ourselves and go back to everybody taking care of their job and well be fine. ... Its real frustrating because have so many weapons on the offensive side of the ball.DOME ADVANTAGE: With Payton on the sideline, the Saints have virtually unbeatable in the Superdome for the equivalent of more than two full seasons. Payton has coached the Saints to 20 straight wins in the dome, going 9-0 (including playoffs) in 2011, 8-0 in 2013 and 3-0 so far this season.PROTECTING KAP: Niners left tackle Joe Staley said it would be too simplistic to cite a decline in the running game or a rookie centre as reasons for an increase of sacks taken, or turnovers committed, by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. San Franciscos third-year QB took eight sacks and lost two fumbles in a 13-10 loss to St. Louis last weekend, when rookie Marcus Martin was making his debut at centre. We have to do a better job of executing whats called. Watching the film, the plays are there to be made, Staley said. Speaking of the offensive line, we have to do a better job protecting the quarterback.GRAHAMS GAINS: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham hasnt let his right shoulder injury limit him for long. He did not have a catch in his first game after the injury in Week 7, but during the past two weeks, Graham has 12 catches for 142 yards and two TDs. He is a tough guy. He wants to be there for everybody. He is the ultimate team guy, Brees said of Graham. 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