The Boston Celtics dropped their second home game of the season and fall to 2-3 overall, with a 116-107 loss to the Wizards.
Boston failed to capitalize on a night that Bradley Beal struggled mightily, as the bench production for Washington made the difference and outscored the Celtics 51-35 in that department.
The Celtics were sloppy for a large part of this game and found themselves in a hole early on. Their failure to secure loose rebounds in key moments and inability to get in an offensive rhythm kept them from breaking through in the third quarter.
It was more of the same in the fourth, and if not for a late surge that made things interesting, the Celtics might’ve been blown out in their second straight home game.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum struggled, scoring just 36 points combined on 14-for-38 shooting. The all-star duo also managed to shoot an abysmal 2-for-12 combined from deep.
The Celtics two starting big men, Rob Williams and Al Horford, both finished with double-doubles. This also marks Horford’s third double-double in as many games this season.
Boston has a lot to figure out heading into their rematch with Washington this Saturday. Udoka needs to get his team ready to play hard for a full 48 minutes as they look to build some momentum before their tough stretch of games.
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