The Boston Celtics fell to the Washington Wizards on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 104-91. This game was all Washington for the entire duration of the game. Nothing went the Celtics way with poor offense and poor defense.
For the Celtics clearly this wasn’t there day. They played selfish basketball on both ends of the floor. The Celtics had just two players in double figures. Leading the way for them was Kemba walker with 25 points 9-18 shooting adding 7 rebounds. Followed by Jaylen brown with 25 points on just 11-21 shooting with 7 rebounds. Tatum was just 3-14 from the field, and had debatably his worst game of the year.
It was not a great game for the Celtics for shooting, the Celtics shot 35% from the field and 25% from the arch. They did however outscore the Wizards in the fourth quarter 24-15, in a very low scoring quarter as they entered the fourth down 89-67.
Yet again for the Celtics it was another poor performance in terms of defense allowing the Wizards to put up 104 points. They struggled going through screens getting back on defense against a high tempo Wizards offense.
For the Washington Wizards they looked absolutely terrific out on the floor today. The Wizards made the Celtics play at their pace causing the Celtics to get uncomfortable on both ends of the floor. The Wizards did a great job of pushing the pace and getting out in transition taking advantage of a lackluster Boston defense. As for the offense the Wizards support cast was a big factor for this offensive explosion.
Five guys scored double figures for the Wizards. Leading the way for the Wizards was Bradley Beal with 35 points on 10-18 shooting adding 7 rebounds. Followed by Rui Hachimura with 15, and Moritz Wagner with 11. And Westbrook with 13 points and 11 assist. and Robin Lopez with 10. the Wizards shot 39% from the field and 23% from the arch.
- We saw the old Kemba Walker in today’s game
- Brad Stevens needs to take some of the blame for this loss
- Tatum looked awful shooting just 3-14
- The Celtics Miss the energy Marcus Smart brought to the Defense
- Tatum and Brown need more options on the floor
The Celtics go back to the Garden on Tuesday to try and get back to winning ways and go over .500 against the Nuggets at 7:00.