The Boston Celtics dropped their second straight game to the Wizards and fell to 2-4 overall, with a 115-112 loss to Wizards Saturday night.
Boston failed to score the ball tonight on a night that Bradley Beal just shot 12-32 from the field. as Boston struggled from behind the arch shooting just 2-26.
The Celtics were very flat for a large of this game despite finding themselves down as many as six. Their failure to shoot the ball in key moments led to some costly defensive mistakes. Although Boston’s scrappy defense kept them within striking distance in the third quarter.
It was more of the same in the fourth quarter, with nine minutes remaining the Celtics found themselves down by four. But with five minutes remaining, the Wizards made another surge, as after Bradley Beal drilled a three, it was a 93-90 Wizards lead. With 54 seconds left a Jaylen Brown layup would cut the Wizards lead to one, and after a key defensive stop, with 20 seconds remaining Jaylen Brown drilled a pull-up jumper to give Boston a one-point lead. Spencer Dinwiddie would go to the line with 3.8 seconds left only making one of two. Celtics would call timeout, to get a final shot but were unable to convert.
To start overtime, Boston would go on a 4-0 run. After several stops, the Wizards climbed back in, tying the game with 25 seconds left. Boston had the final look but were yet again unable to convert.
As both teams traded baskets in the second overtime, a critical call would change Boston’s momentum. A Bradley Beal two-pointer put the Wizards up 113-112. After a few stops, with 20 seconds left Spencer Dinwiddie hits a huge shot putting them up 115-112. And after a minute of sloppy play Boston was able to get a final shot but couldn’t convert.
Jayson Tatum, despite his 32 points was just 10-of-32 from the field.
The Celtics will return home, hosting the Bulls at 7:30 p.m. EST. on Monday night.
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