NBA: WASHINGTON (0-1) at BOSTON (0-0) <h3>Garnett, Celtics begin highly anticipated season vs. Wizards</h3> <div class="pre">Washington (0-1) at Boston (0-0) 8:00 pm EDT</div> BOSTON (Ticker) - Kevin Garnett and the new-look Boston Celticshope to start their season on a positive note Friday when theyhost the Washington Wizards. Boston, which went 24-58 last season, received a charge when it<div class="pre">acquired Garnett - a 10-time All-Star - on July 31 in a</div>multi-player deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Garnett, whospent all of his career in Minnesota, has averaged 20.5 points and11.4 rebounds over 12 seasons. The Garnett acquisition came on the heels of the Celticstrading for seven-time All-Star Ray Allen on June 28 in adraft-day deal with the Seattle Supersonics that involved fiveplayers. Allen averaged 21.5 points in 11 seasons withMilwaukee and Seattle. With Garnett and Allen joining five-time All-Star Paul Pierce,the Boston faithful has title thoughts on its minds for thefirst time since the last 'Big Three' (Larry Bird, Robert Parrish,Kevin McHale) led the team to its 16th NBA championship in 1986. The three All-Stars, who have a combined 32 years of NBAexperience, will lean on second-year point guard Rajon Rondo toget them the ball where they want it. Fourth-year centerKendrick Perkins is the other member of the starting five. Pierce, however, knows all of the accomplishments by his newteammates doesnt guarantee a thing before the games are played. "We by no means feel like we're kings of the East," Pierce said."We've got to go out there and show it because we've got atarget on our back. We've got to be ready every day becauseeverybody's looking at the commercials, the magazine coversseeing all that stuff." The first test of the superstar trio will come againstWashington, winner of four straight against Boston, includingthree last season. The Wizards lost, 119-110, in overtime to Indiana on Wednesdayin their season opener. A ll-Star Gilbert Arenas, who pacedWashington with 34 points, drilled a 3-pointer to send thecontest into overtime, but his team could not capitalize on hisbig shot. Antawn Jamison had 27 points and 16 rebounds and CaronButler added 19 and 11 for the Wizards, who haven't started 0-2since the 1997-98 season.