Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics

Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics

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Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics

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The Washington Wizards (3-1) play against the Boston Celtics (3-3) at TD Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Wednesday October 27, 2021

Washington Wizards 116, Boston Celtics 107 (Final)

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Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
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Lakers/Nets/Celtics/Clippers in shambles. Westbrook meltdown. Kings, Wolves, Heat, Hornets thriving. So much to discuss.
Taking your calls all night ⬇️ twitter.com/i/spaces/1BRJj…12:50 AM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
We’re looking to refocus following Wednesday’s loss and lock in as we head toward Saturday night’s rematch in DC. pic.twitter.com/8hE7E4Gbzl12:49 AM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Thunder come from 26 down to beat the Lakers.
Wolves win at Milwaukee
Cavs up double-digits late on the Clippers in LA.
Nets lose at home
Suns lose at home
Celtics lose at home
The early season NBA is drunk. – 12:26 AM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
BSJ Game Report: Wizards 116, Celtics 107 – Effort called into question again
bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/10/27/gam…12:16 AM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Think the Wizards beat the Celtics in spite of Bradley Beal’s performance? Wes Unseld Jr. saw it differently because of how he defended Jayson Tatum. nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…12:10 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Boston has given up 115-plus points in four of its five games this season. The Celtics have way too many good defenders to be this bad defensively. They have the talent to be top-five. Right now they are in the bottom third. – 11:55 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Wizards’ Daniel Gafford exits game at Boston with right quad injury theathletic.com/news/wizards-d…11:46 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Bob Ferry — former Washington GM, 2-time NBA Executive of the Year — dies at 84 theathletic.com/news/bob-ferry…11:41 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Udoka on the uneven play of Jaylen Brown thus far: “I’m trying to ramp him up during the game, pump him up to get going but the contrast of some of those previous games, especially Charlotte and the New York game and the way you see him come out tonight is kind of mind boggling.” – 11:12 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Ime Udoka told the Celtics, based on the lack of focus at shootaround today, that they were going to “get our asses kicked” by the Wizards. – 11:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I have thoughts on the Celtics, but I need a night to collect them. I can already tell tomorrow’s Takeaways for @celticsblog are going to be more of a singular Takeaway. Spoiler: It’s not a good one. – 11:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
When asked about his technical, Jayson Tatum said he feels like he’s drawing more contact than he’s getting calls on, and says sometimes your emotions can get the best of you during the game. Tatum also said he’s still adjusting to the changes in emphasis from the referees. – 10:57 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum says he feels like he is drawing contact on his drives and should get more calls.
“Getting a tech isn’t the best way, but sometimes your emotions get the best of you.” – 10:57 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on the lack of focus: “It’s on all of us. We started well. But we had that little drought. We have to try to avoid playing from behind.” – 10:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Dennis Schroder held himself accountable for his late-game defense against Spencer Dinwiddie: “It was terrible. I let him score too easily.” – 10:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boy, do I want to know what the heck happened at Celtics shootaround this morning. Multiple references to it not being good from Ime Udoka, Al Horford and now Dennis Schroder. – 10:50 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Dennis Schroder said it was “terrible” on his part and he let Spencer Dinwiddie score too much, and he needs to be better defensively. – 10:50 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Dennis Schroder said he thinks the Celtics need to go to the two-man game with him and Al Horford “a little bit more” when they share the court together. – 10:49 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Montrezl Harrell with an unexpected injury update on Daniel Gafford: “We expect him to maybe be ready tomorrow.”
(not official, of course, but worth noting) – 10:45 PM
Isaiah Todd @zaytodd
Great win tonight fellas !!! – 10:40 PM
Daniel Gafford @Dan_G33
Minor setback for a major comeback. Stay Hungry DG 😤 – 10:38 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on Jaylen Brown’s up-and-down play this season: “The way you see him come out tonight is kind of mind boggling. He looked out of it from the tip. He’s gotta find the juice from the start.” – 10:38 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka on Jaylen Brown’s inconsistency early in the season: “The contrast of some of those previous games, especially Charlotte and the New York game and the way you see him come out tonight is kind of mind boggling.” – 10:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I asked Al Horford what’s different with the guys who are still with the Celtics from his last stint with the team that is leading to effort levels being questioned already. He paused, shook his head and said “I don’t know…We should never have to question effort.” – 10:31 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
After a season where effort and focus were major topics for the Celtics all year, we’re right back there after just five games.
So far it’s a lot of “We have to be better” once again. The one difference? Ime Udoka is directly calling out his team. The big question? Can he fix it? – 10:31 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Ime Udoka criticizing the Celtics effort (again), Al Horford talking about Boston needing to be “committed to winning” … these are not things you want to hear five games into the season. – 10:28 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Coach Udoka says of Dennis Schroder: “His pace changes our tempo, changes the team, and we get out and get much more easy baskets.” – 10:28 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
A really down Al Horford kept repeating, “we should never have to question our effort and focus.” #Celtics. – 10:28 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Dennis Schroder’s strong performance off the bench wasn’t enough to push us past Washington. nba.com/celtics/game-r…10:28 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford: “We have a lot of depth with this group and a lot of guys that are hungry, that want to play. … The minutes that we get out there, guys need to make the most out of them. … We should never have to question effort.” – 10:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford: “We should never have to question effort.” – 10:27 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Al Horford: “We have to make sure we’re all on the same page and committed to winning.” – 10:25 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford seem to be taking this loss hard. Soft spoken and clearly disappointed in the team – 10:24 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford seems flummoxed and disappointed by the loss and the lack of effort early. He’s answered each question with a version of “I don’t know why it’s happening, but it has to be better.” – 10:24 PM
Bradley Beal @RealDealBeal23
A DUB is a DUB!
@shaqtin, I’m ready for my moment 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/xN3FysRsxq10:22 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Al Horford: “I expected us to come out and get a win….we need to be better than this. There’s a lot of work to do.” – 10:22 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Al Horford:
“Here at home, in front of our fans, how great they are, we need to be better than this. There’s a lot of work ahead of us.” – 10:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford: “In front of our fans, and how great they are, we need to be better than this.” – 10:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford on the Celtics lack of energy: “We need to be committed to preparing and working before the games. We have to be better at that.” – 10:22 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Udoka said the up and down performances and energy from Jaylen Brown has been “mind boggling.” Said Brown just looked out of it from the tip. #Celtics10:21 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Asked Dinwiddie last game how the Wizards could course correct when they come out in game unfocused. He said communication — KCP said that was a huge difference tonight. “No arguments… all positive, no negative.” – 10:20 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Coach Udoka says we need to get better at not relying on one-on-one defense: “We’ve got to have a full team behind it.” – 10:20 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Ime Udoka said the contrast of Jaylen Brown in the Knicks and Hornets games compared to other games, is “kind of mind-boggling.” – 10:20 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka said he is trying to@figure out ways to help Jaylen Brown get smoother starts to the game to stay consistent:
“The way you see him come out tonight is kind of mind boggling…Just gotta find the 7uice from the start.” – 10:19 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the contrast between Jaylen Brown on some nights vs him in certain other games is “mind boggling.” – 10:19 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Ime said he didn’t like the team’s focus at shootaround and told them they would get their “ass kicked” if they carry that same focus into the game. He said they lacked focus for three quarters. #Celtics #Wizards. – 10:18 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Bradley Beal gifted a fan (Nate) his game worn shoes tonight in Boston 🤝 pic.twitter.com/pQ5PHRHBf810:18 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka on how Celtics can prevent slow starts: “Have the proper respect for your opponent from the start.” – 10:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka did not like the team’s ball movement in the second half. Boston only had four assists after halftime. Udoka said “Guys tried to do it on their own too often.” – 10:18 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka thought the Celtics tried to do things on their own late. Pointed out they only had four assists after halftime. – 10:17 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Ime Udoka said the Celtics focus at shootaround this morning was not good.
“I told them you’re going to get your ass kicked tonight if you come out with that same focus.” – 10:16 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said he told the Celtics at shootaround they would get their ass kicked tonight if they brought the same focus. – 10:15 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. highlighted Beal’s defense on Jayson Tatum tonight. Beal didn’t shoot well, but he helped hold Tatum to 9-22 FG and 1-6 3PT.
Unseld Jr. said he saw potential in Beal as a defender in the offseason, if the Wizards gave him more help. – 10:15 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
Game time Wiz!! 3 down – 10:14 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka: “Our intensity and focus wasn’t there from the start.”
He said he actually got on the Celtics a lot at shootaround because he didn’t like the focus there earlier today. – 10:13 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Unseld has no problem with Beal’s game. He’s doing all the right things on offense and “that dam will break,” but Unseld wants Beal to continue drilling down on the defensive end. – 10:13 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said the Celtics help defense, especially from the weakside was poor tonight. He felt the effort there was poor. – 10:13 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics’ weak side defense didn’t show enough help. He thought the effort was very poor tonight. Said they can’t just always rely on individual 1-on-1 defense, need to have a full defense behind it. Said that’s one of their weakest areas. – 10:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston cleaned up the paint defense in the second half, to some extent.
1st half – 36 PITP
2nd half – 22 PITP – 10:12 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Really good win for the Wizards, all things considered. 116-107 W at a LOUD TD Garden.
Harrell: 25p 11r
Dinwiddie: 22p
Kuz: 12p, 8r
KCP: 11p
Eh night from Beal, despite the numbers. 17p, 10r. (7-25 FG, 0-6 from three, five TOs) – 10:09 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
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StatMuse @statmuse
Kuz, Trez and KCP are thriving in DC this season.
Kuz: 14 PPG, 12 RPG
Trez: 18 PPG, 9 PPG, 68 FG%
KCP: 9 PPG, 42 3P%
The Wizards are 3-1. pic.twitter.com/nUPomloZxd10:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
First healthy scratch of Payton Pritchard’s young career. Meanwhile, Josh Richardson played 15 bad minutes. – 10:03 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Tonight was the first healthy DNP-CD of Payton Pritchard’s Celtics career. – 10:01 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wizards move to 3-1 on the season after defeating the Celtics, 116-107.
Montrezl Harrell – 25 points, 11 rebounds
Spencer Dinwiddie – 22 points (8/16)
Bradley Beal – 17 points, 10 rebounds, 0/6 3P
Next up, Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night at home. – 10:01 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Final: Wizards 116, Celtics 107. Washington improves to 3-1, and looks like it’s going to be a real factor in a crowded East playoff picture. Boston falls to 2-3 behind 23 points from Jayson Tatum, and still looks like it’s trying to get the kinks out after a disjointed start. – 10:01 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics lose to #Wizards 116-107. Played all night from behind, didn’t have enough for late rally. Tatum 23, Schroder 22, Horford 16, RWilliams 13, Brown 13; Harrell 25, Dinwiddie 22, Beal 17. – 9:59 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards just beat the Celtics on the road on a night Bradley Beal scored 17 points and shot 7-for-25 from the field and 0-for-6 from three. The depth, it’s working. – 9:58 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Wizards beat C’s 116-107. Celtics drop to 2-3 on the season with four of their next five games coming on the road. – 9:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
And the Celtics drop another one at home. Disappointing, because they have a road-heavy early schedule. – 9:58 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Dinwiddie got away with a hook on the post-up bucket, but certainly looked like Brown got away with a clear-out at the other end. Wizards close to pulling one out in Boston on a night when Bradley Beal was awful offensively. – 9:58 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Thank the effing lord for the five guys from the Russ trade. They carried the Wizards tonight.
Now let us never speak of this game again – 9:56 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
This is a game Washington would’ve lost last year, and the year before that, and the year… – 9:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
What in the world is Scal talking about? You absolutely have to foul there. Washington could have run it down to 13 seconds. – 9:56 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Spencer Dinwiddie calmly worked his way through Boston’s defense, and around Dennis Schroder, for a bucket that should finally put this one away for the Wizards. A Jayson Tatum side-step 3 goes long, and now Boston is down 7 with 27.1 to go after yet another late-game push. – 9:56 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Spencer Dinwiddie = Very Crafty
Talked about this before: an underrated part of Dinwiddie’s game is his closing ability. Doesn’t shy away from the moment.
Huge 4th quarter from The Mayor. – 9:55 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Too much Dinwiddle down the stretch and the #Wizards are going to edge the #Celtics. – 9:55 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards may win this game, but this was not ideal with 2 min left in the 4th. pic.twitter.com/vug4mhLRtu9:54 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Horford with great D on Harrell, but Boston couldn’t secure the rebound. – 9:54 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
This is why Marcus Smart is on the all-irritant team. The look on Wes Unseld Jr’s face. pic.twitter.com/Mr8fHEYhGr9:54 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
How the Wizards got away with that – 9:53 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The offence was starting to look better vs Chicago on Monday… The defence was excellent in Boston last week… But this is the Raptors’ best 2-way performance of the young season. Locked in on both ends. Good win. – 9:53 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
I didn’t realize a Schroeder/Smart backcourt was gonna be so bad for my health. Nobody told me. – 9:53 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Finally seeing Tatum running crunch time high pick-and-roll with Horford, which was Boston’s go-to closing offense with IT and Kyrie. Wizards blitz Tatum up high and he can easily slip that pocket pass to Horford on the short roll now. – 9:53 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Schroder’s 3 makes it 7-0 Celtics after what felt like a back breaking 3 from Dinwiddie. it’s a 3 point game with 2:00 to go and who the hell knows where this goes from here – 9:52 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Dennis Schroder misses a wide open 3-pointer that would’ve cut the lead to 3 … only for it to bounce straight back to him because it was short. He didn’t miss the second time, and Boston is suddenly back to within 3 with 2 mins to go thanks to a 7-0 run in the last 54 seconds. – 9:52 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Those four points they gave away on the Beal halftime Shaqtin and the Montrezl whoopsie dunk attempt are gonna matter, aren’t they? – 9:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Second time was the charm for Schroder. Celtics with a quick 7-0 run to cut the Wizards lead to just 3 with 2:00 minutes left. – 9:52 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Schroder with a second-chance 3 and the #Celtics are down 3 with 2 minutes left. #Wizards. 7-0 run over a minute. – 9:52 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics 7-0 run to cut it to three. Garden is going bananas. – 9:51 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Back-to-back put backs by Al Horford and the #Celtics are doing it again! 10 point deficit down 3! – 9:51 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Beal has super uncharacteristically faded into the background in this one – 9:51 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford cleans up two misses and it’s a 6 point game. C’s force the turnover and have it with 2:11 left – 9:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Horford keeping the Celtics in it with tip-ins. – 9:51 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
OOH MY GOODNESS SPENCER DINWIDDIE – 9:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford was about 6 inches away from the end line when he touched that ball. Tough spot to not have a challenge – 9:49 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
uh were the Celtics out there? It didn’t look like it – 9:47 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Montrezl Harrell career highs:
Points: 34
Rebounds: 15
Tonight:
Points: 25 points
Rebounds: 12 – 9:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Makeup call by the refs to put Tatum at the line. I guess it all evened out. – 9:46 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Looked like Al Horford made a clean strip there, but Ime Udoka using his challenge earlier prevents the Celtics from a shot at getting the play overturned. Montrezl Harrell, meanwhile, has been the difference in this game for the Wizards. Now up to 25 and 12 in 34 minutes. – 9:45 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
you know horford was really out in the wilderness last year in okc cause he of all people keeps pumping up the crowd to boo when the wiz are at the line – 9:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Udoka blew his challenge early or this would have been one Boston would win. Horford blocked Harrell twice without touching him. – 9:45 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Celtics/Wizards rivalry back? Lol
Getting chippy and ugly. – 9:44 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka used his challenge earlier unsuccessfully, so he can’t challenge that whistle on Al Horford even though it looked like a clean block. – 9:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum is 2-for-6 on free throws tonight. Rare off night at the stripe for him. – 9:44 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Udoka rested Horford for a while and just put him in for Rob Williams, so looks like the Celtics will finish small with Schroder out there. Curious to see if they stay in dry coverage on Beal or start switching and getting Smart off of him with 5 fouls. – 9:43 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Jayson Tatum us 2/6 from FT tonight. – 9:43 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Wizards are on a 8-0 run since they corrected the wrong score. – 9:43 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Have the Wizards played the worst good game in NBA history? – 9:43 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Marcus Smart is sandwiching a rough start and rough finish around a really tremendous middle of the game defensively. The fouls at the end, a drive that was a little too out of control, and that 3 point attempt are part of a rough stretch – 9:41 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Wow that was a badly missed call on that Tatum drive. He clearly got pushed at the end. – 9:40 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Tatum looked like he got caught between wanting to dunk it and laying it in and changed his mind at the last second – 9:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford has been on the bench for a very long time. To be fair, Boston was on a very good run during most of that time, but it’s time to get him back in. – 9:39 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
There was an issue at the scorer’s table early in the 4th. Dennis Schroder was given credit for a basket on a shot he missed. We’ve literally been playing with the score wrong for about 20 minutes.
Never seen that in 24 NBA seasons.
97-94, Wizards, 6:26 left. – 9:39 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
The Celtics were credited with two more points than they actually had for about four minutes. Correct score is Washington 97, Celtics 94 with 6:26 left. – 9:37 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Alright, we should be on track score wise now. It’s 97-94 Washington with 6:26 to go – 9:37 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
The headband is off for Bradley Beal who has 15 points on 6-23 shooting including 0-6 from 3 midway through the fourth quarter – 9:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think Avdija hit Williams in the balls on Boston’s last possession when Williams set the screen. – 9:36 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Deni iso defense on Marcus Smart 👀 – 9:36 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Scorer’s table correcting the mistake right now. #Celtics credited with an extra basket. Score is now accurate: 97-94. – 9:36 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics finally fixed the score on the Jumbotron to show they are actually down 1. Score has been wrong since the end of the third quarter in like three different places. – 9:35 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
They finally fixed it. WSH 95, BOS 94 with 7:19 left. – 9:35 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Official NBA box score has been updated. Wizards lead 95-94 despite arena scoreboard saying Celtics lead by one. – 9:35 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
This is bizarre. The crowd thinks the #Celtics have taken a 1-point lead with 7:23 left and they are actually down 1. – 9:34 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
#Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck loved that play by Rob Williams and Jaylen Brown. Stood up, turned around and told the crowd, let’s go!! – 9:34 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Meanwhile, the game keeps going with the #Celtics being credited with 2more points than they really have late in a tight game. #Wizards9:33 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown finally gets one to fall. He’s only 2-12 right now but that tied the game at 94 – 9:33 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Love the awareness by Davis Bertans to cut to the rim on that possession — the ball finds guys who are active. – 9:30 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics are playing the Wizards, so it’s only fair that two points would be created out of thin air.
Wingardium Two Pointsiosa or something. I didn’t go to Hogwarts. – 9:30 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It’s been a tough go for Jaylen Brown tonight. He’s now 1-for-11 from the field and has just three points tonight, and has 42 points on 16-for-44 shooting overall since his incredible 46-point explosion in the opener against the Knicks. – 9:30 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
The score has been wrong here for quite a bit. Looks like a Tatum basket was credited twice. But this thing is a close game nearing the end. – 9:29 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
I really don’t know how you go through life being as intense as Montrezl Harrell – 9:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This has not been Jaylen Brown’s night. You want to ride with your best players, but he’s had a very rough night. – 9:28 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
The game is going on with the score wrong. #Celtics are trailing 91-88. Scoreboard has WSH 91-90. – 9:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Somehow Boston got 2 extra points during the quarter break. No idea where they came from. – 9:25 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
12 minutes to close it out at home
@Jayson Tatum leads the C’s with 23 points followed by Dennis Schroder with 17 pic.twitter.com/wOylruNS1I9:24 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen starts the 4Q. Let’s see if he plays with more energy. #Celtics #WIzards9:24 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Wizards lead 87-86 after three
Tatum – 23 points
Schroder – 17 points
Williams – 13 points, 3 blocks
Horford – 12/9/4
Celtics – 49.2% shooting
Celtics – 10 turnovers
Harrell – 22 points on 10-11 FG
Beal – 15 points
Kuzma – 12 points
Wizards – 50% shooting
Wizards – 11 turnovers – 9:23 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
4th Quarter just got interesting —
After 3, Wizards 88 Celtics 87
Harrell: 22 points (10/11)
Tatum: 23 points (10/19)
Wizards shooting 50% from the field
Celtics shooting 49.2% from the field – 9:23 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics close 3Q on a 22-8 run, slice #Wizards‘ lead to 87-86. BOS attempted 12 FTs in the final 4:50 of the period. Tatum 23, Schroder 17, RWilliams 12, Horford 12; Harrell 22, Beal 15, Kuzma 12, Dinwiddie 11. – 9:22 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Boston goes on a 22-8 run to end the third quarter and now only trails 87-86 going into the fourth. Jayson Tatum leads Boston with 23 points, while Montrezl Harrell has been terrific off the bench for Washington and has 22. Celtics activity and energy was much better in the 3rd. – 9:22 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics were 10-10 from line on that 14-1 run – six from Grant Williams and four from Marcus Smart – 9:20 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Washington took about 5 minutes, but they slowed down against the press and now they’ve caught Boston scrambling a little bit. – 9:19 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
13-4 Celtics run and the Garden is loud. – 9:18 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors were better in Boston but they’ve haven’t been better at home this year than they’ve been tonight.
Up 16 after 3 and getting it done all over the court – 9:17 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Grant Williams figuring out his FT shooting issues so far (58 percent last season) is also good early season news for the Celtics. – 9:17 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Payton Pritchard hasn’t played yet. I could be wrong, but I believe this would be the first DNP-CD of his career if he doesn’t appear at some point over the final 14:16. – 9:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Good thing Grant Williams lost weight or Bradley Beal might be dead right now. – 9:17 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
This game isn’t close if the Wizards don’t just throw the ball away. – 9:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Put Kyle Kuzma in the club of guys who have now learned posting Marcus Smart is not a mismatch. – 9:15 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
With Daniel Gafford seemingly done for the night, the Wizards are down to one healthy center, hence the Bertans at center minutes. But Boston has had success against it, and is back to within six after a 10-1 run, and that’s before a couple upcoming FTs for Grant Williams. – 9:15 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Uh oh. Montrezl Harrell set to check in as the #Celtics reel off a 10-1 run. #Wizards lead down to 6. – 9:15 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Washington is making some really careless turnovers over the last few minutes. That’s kept Boston in this game. – 9:14 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Celtics are going to challenge the blocking call on Dennis Schroder. Didn’t seem like either ref had a good view of it so they sort of guessed at it – 9:11 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka is challenging this block/charge call against Dennis Schroder. Appeared to think Kyle Kuzma caught Schroder with an elbow on the way to the hoop. – 9:11 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This small Celtics lineup is getting all over the Wizards ballhandlers right now. – 9:10 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
A quick 6-0 run and Washington calls a timeout. Celtics still have a shot to get their act together and close the quarter strong to erase this 9 point deficit. They need to defend a whole lot better – 9:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston should be able to attack the rim here. Davis Bertans is the 5 with Montrezl Harrell getting a rest and Daniel Gafford out of the game. – 9:06 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Montrezl Harrell is feeling himself lmao. Had to hit them with the flex. pic.twitter.com/eFxGNyYbui9:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is Jaylen Brown from a few years ago. Head down as he drives and not seeing the floor or how the defense is reacting. – 9:05 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Wizards are currently going with a lineup with Davis Bertans at center against Boston. Will be interesting to see if the Celtics can take advantage of that and make another run to get back into this game. Wizards have been in control for most of the night. – 9:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is different than the Toronto game, where Boston played with very little effort. But the Wizards are just that much quicker to the ball than the Celtics are. – 9:03 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics cut it to 63-60 but #Wizards on a 16-4 run since. BOS losing grip here. – 9:03 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
JB Bickerstaff on defending PG: “We believe in the length that we have and how that can impact the game, so we want to see how crowded we can make the floor for him.” – 9:02 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
A nice push by the Celtics to start the third quarter had cut a 10-point deficit down to 3 – only for the Wizards to immediately go on a 10-2 run to push it back up to 11. – 9:01 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Three turnovers in a row for the Celtics. – 9:00 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Crime Tape Beal alert 🚨 – 9:00 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
That Tatum charge is the Celtics’ third straight turnover. – 8:59 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
How many Brad/Tatum compilations do we have to watch every time these two teams face each other.
My goodness, everybody knows – 8:59 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Former Lakers teammates Schroder and Caldwell-Pope having some fun during a pause in the game. – 8:59 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Spencer Dinwiddie when the NBA said he could not buy the rights to advertising on the Wizards jersey for his Calaxy app pic.twitter.com/PCn3LBFQIR8:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum is showing signs of getting it going, but Brown seems out of sorts tonight. Not in any kind of rhythm on either end. – 8:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics offense has been a little loose with the ball the last couple of possessions. Hard to come back when you don’t take care of the ball. – 8:57 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen kind of seems out of it tonight. #Celtics will need more from him and Tatum to pull this one out. #Wizards8:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Daniel Gafford is now out for the rest of the night, per the Wizards. – 8:54 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Robert Williams is making a living on the offensive boards lately. 4 of his 7 so far are ORebs – 8:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Really good defense by the Celtics. One of the first fully locked in possessions of the game. – 8:53 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It feels like Washington has way more than 9 offensive rebounds, even though 9 is kind of a lot already. – 8:52 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Update: Gafford will not return to tonight’s game, the Wizards say. – 8:51 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Wizards say Daniel Gafford (right quad contusion) will NOT return. – 8:51 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards now say Daniel Gafford is OUT for the rest of the game with a right quad contusion. – 8:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Montrezl Harrell started the second half in place of the injured Daniel Gafford for Washington. – 8:50 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Daniel Gafford has a right quad contusion the Wizards announce. – 8:50 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics starters 13-36 (36%) from the floor with one…one trip to the free throw line.
Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith both DNPs in the first half.
Celtics down 62-52 headed to the third.
Boston has been outscored 126-88 in its last four quarters at home. – 8:48 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Wizards scored 36 points in the paint during the first half. Thirty six. – 8:48 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford is questionable with a right quad contusion. That sounds like he dodged a bullet. – 8:47 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Daniel Gafford is questionable to return with a right quad contusion, per Wizards. File that under: could’ve been waaaay worse – 8:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The three offensive stars of Bradley Beal, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are a combined 10-of-36 shooting in this game. – 8:42 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Washington is just 4-14 on three-pointers. But they are 22-37 on two-pointers, including a whopping 36 points in the paint. – 8:37 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Bradley Beal does his best impression of the Celtics offense to end the first half. pic.twitter.com/blQ316hYbl8:37 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Wizards lead 62-52 at the half
Schroder – 15 points
Horford – 9/7/4
Williams – 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks
Celtics – 7-18 threes
Celtics – 6 turnovers
Harrell – 17 points
Beal – 13 points
Kuzma – 10 points
Wizards – 36 PITP
Wizards – 4 turnovers – 8:36 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
If those Bradley Beal misses come back to bite the Wizards…
Also that Daniel Gafford fall is bumming me out – 8:36 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
After Bradley Beal missed two wide open layups on the fast break before halftime, he Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Kuzma share a laugh — then he knocks out some push-ups. – 8:35 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Washington leads 62-52 at halftime. Dennis Schroder and Jabari Parker scored 22 of Boston’s 33 points in the second quarter, and went 7-for-8 from the field. The rest of the Celtics combined to shoot 5-for-14, and 1-for-5 from 3-point range. – 8:35 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards lead the Celtics by 10 at halftime, 62-52. Montrezl Harrell has 17 points off the bench.
The big story, though, is Daniel Gafford leaving with an apparent right knee injury. – 8:35 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Wizards lead #Celtics 62-52 at the half. WSH gashing BOS defense with 17 pts from Harrell, 13 from Beal; Schroder 15, Tatum 7 (3 for 10 FG), Brown 3 (1-for-7). – 8:35 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Halftime: Wizards lead the Celtics 62-52 lose Daniel Gafford to an apparent right leg injury late in the 2Q.
Harrell: 17p
Beal: 13p 7r
Kuzma: 10p 4r
Schroder: 15p – 8:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Bradly Beal with an effort to keep Boston in the game, just missed two layups at the buzzer.
As the entire Celtics team stood there and watched from the other side of the court. – 8:34 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Washington scored 36 points in the paint in the first half. – 8:34 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics mostly just stood and watched as the Wizards ran out in transition there. So fortunate the Wizards blew their chance to add to a 10-point lead. Horrible effort, though. – 8:34 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Dennis Schroder has kept the Celtics in this game during the 2nd quarter. He’s up to 15 points and four assists in 15 minutes. – 8:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Schroder has kept Boston in this game. – 8:33 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Jayson Tatum t-d up after throwing his hand dow for what he thought was a missed foul call under the basket. Had an animated conversation with James Capers before play resumed. – 8:33 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Tatum did an air punch in frustration after not getting the foul on that last drive and the ref had that tech ready in a microsecond. Tatum has shown his frustration a few times tonight already so you knew it was coming. – 8:32 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Tatum gets a T for complaining. – 8:32 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum just got a T. Not sure what he was made about on the last miss. There was nothing there. He just blew the layup after a really pretty spin move. – 8:32 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Technical on Tatum… and that has been brewing over the past few minutes. He’s been riding the refs on each of the last few possession looking for fouls. He’s getting caught up in that again – 8:32 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Tatum gets a tech after that? – 8:31 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Celtics defense, which was supposed to be a strength this season, has been pretty awful this half. 32 of 57 Washington points have come in the paint – 8:31 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
No Payton Pritchard in the first half so far as Celtics trim rotation down to nine players. – 8:31 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Motrezl Harrell has showed up big time so far this game and the Wizards will need him even more now that Gafford’s out. Looked like Gafford and Jaylen Brown ran into each other, maybe banged knees, before Gafford went down – 8:30 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Montrezl Harrell is destroying Boston inside. He’s ragdolling the Celtics in the paint. – 8:30 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Montrezl Harrell is mutilating the Celtics. – 8:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jabari Parker gave Boston good minutes offensively. As his stint went along, the Wizards started attacking him in isolation for buckets. – 8:28 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Jaylen Brown collides hard with Daniel Gafford. Both go down holding their knees. Jaylen got up pretty quick and stays in the game. Gafford had to be helped off the court without putting any weight on his right leg. – 8:28 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Prayers up for Daniel Gafford. He’s being helped to the lockeroom with a right knee injury after bumping knees with Jaylen Brown. – 8:27 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Was initially hard to tell what happened, but Daniel Gafford and Jaylen Brown got tangled up on a fast break, and Gafford stayed down for a long time while holding what appeared to be his right knee. He eventually got up and was helped off, but put little weight on his right leg. – 8:27 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Correction: Gafford went down after a collision with Jaylen Brown. Helped to the locker room. – 8:27 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford was helped off the floor and to the locker room after suffering an apparent right knee injury. Not good. – 8:27 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown and Daniel Gafford collided and Gafford went down hard holding his right leg. He’s being helped off the floor and to the locker room unable to put any weight on it – 8:27 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Daniel Gafford being taken off the floor with no pressure on his right leg. #Celtics #Wizards8:26 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown and Daniel Gafford collided knees just now and Gafford was in a lot of pain. Gafford is being carried off by his teammates to the locker room now very slowly and not putting weight on his leg. – 8:26 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Wizards’ Daniel Gafford down and holding his knee after colliding with Jayson Tatum in the second quarter. – 8:26 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Daniel Gafford is down, and clutching the back of his left knee. – 8:26 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Daniel Gafford is down on the Wizards sideline holding his knee in pain. It does not look good. – 8:25 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Oh man. Daniel Gafford is down holding his right knee and in obvious pain. – 8:25 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown limping a bit, held his knee for a second after he went down to the court. Not ideal for the Celtics. – 8:25 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Daniel Gafford’s on the ground clutching his right leg – 8:25 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Montrezl Harrell.
15 points
7/8 FG
2 rebounds
+12 – 8:22 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Montrezl Harrell with 15 points in 13 minutes. #Celtics #Wizards8:21 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Celtics seem to have no answers for Montrezl Harrell. – 8:21 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Schroder, second in sixth man voting in 2019-20, is bringing that spark now. Hits a three, drives baseline next time down, and then steals the ball and feeds Horford off the break. – 8:18 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Impressive stretch there from Dennis Schroder, who – after the Wizards had broken the game open with a 28-8 run – hits a 3, drives in for a layup, gets a steal and creates another layup for Al Horford on 3 straight possessions to get Boston back to within 38-31 early in the 2nd. – 8:17 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Schroder with a 3, a steal, and an assist to Horford to force a Wizards timeout. – 8:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Schroder came back in and changed the energy. Celtics cut the Wizards lead down to 7. – 8:16 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Dennis Schroder breathing some life into the Celtics offense, 7-0 run for Boston. – 8:16 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Montrezl Harrell has 11 pts in 9 min on 5-6 FG. This one was way harder than it looks. pic.twitter.com/hezGD0Kmwf8:16 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Parker played KCP as well as you can and KCP still buried the corner three. Wizards got out of the box and are feeling good right now. – 8:15 PM
Rashad Mobley @rashad20
Anyone else cheating on the Wizards with the World Series or is it just me? – 8:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Good ATO from Udoka. Lots of movement and results in Horford hitting Parker for the bucket. – 8:13 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
A 21-3 Wizards run…after the Raptors closed the Celtics home opener 55-25.
Not ideal.
Wizards by 12 early 2nd. – 8:13 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics have scored three points in the last 5:18. – 8:12 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Montrezl Harrell is certainly holding himself accountable.
4/5 from the field, 9 points and 1 rebound – 8:12 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
After going 0-2 from down town last game, Davis Bertans knocks down his first 3 point attempt of the night.
(He also made a mid range jumper earlier – 2/2 from the field) – 8:11 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
OK so apparently Montrezl Harrell is a first team All NBA player now and no one on the Celtics can guard him – 8:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
7-0 start to Q2 for the Wizards. Celtics defense has fallen apart after a really good start. – 8:10 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards have a 19-0 advantage in bench scoring so far against the Celtics. – 8:10 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
25-7 Wizards run. – 8:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Wizards lead 23-19 after one
Tatum – 5 points
Horford – 4 points, 5 rebounds
Williams – 4 points, 4 rebounds
Celtics – 33% FG%, 2-8 threes
Celtics – 3 turnovers
Beal – 6 points
Kuzma – 6 points
Harrell – 5 points
Wizards – 37.5% FG%, 2-8 threes
Wizards – 0 turnovers – 8:08 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
A 14-3 run to end the first quarter has the Wizards up 24-19 after one here in Boston. Ugly quarter for both sides, with the Wiz going 9-for-24, and the Celtics going 8-for-24. – 8:08 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
After one, the Wizards lead the Celtics 24-19. Solid defense helping out early.
Beal, Kuzma: 6p
Harrell: 5p
Tatum: 5p – 8:07 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
getting in his bag early 👀 pic.twitter.com/GRK08jD4C28:07 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics score 3pts in final 4 minute of 1Q, trail #Wizards 24-19. Kuzma 6, Beal 6, Harrell 5; Tatum 5, Horford 4, RWilliams 4. – 8:07 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Just one made field goal in the final four minutes as the Celtics went cold once Tatum went to the bench. – 8:07 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards were down 6, but end the 1st quarter leading the Celtics 24-19. Boston shot 33.3% FG. Defense has shown up early. – 8:07 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ugly offensive first quarter for Celtics: 33 percent shooting, 25 percent from 3. – 8:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Robert Williams is going to the offensive glass a lot early in the season. I wonder if part of that is because Boston is fine with him picking up guards in transition as he gets back. If you trust him to switch on them in the halfcourt, might as well pick them up on the change. – 8:06 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Wizards hunting Montrezl Harrell post-ups when he draws Jayson Tatum. Rob Williams stepped over to help and got a perfectly timed block. Grant Williams slid over on the next possession, but Harrell draws the foul. – 8:06 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Wizards get some mileage out of working Harrell against Tatum in the post. – 8:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum went to the post and drew some free throws! 😍😍😍 – 8:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Josh Richardson has not looked good defensively early in this season. He just left his stance open and Beal blew right past him for a layup. – 7:57 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Deni Avdija defense is real – Sorry Jaylen Brown – 7:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’m not sure if it’s the sets, but Montrezl Harrell is doing a lot of standing at the top of the key and doing nothing. He’s not screening. He’s not rim running. He’s not cutting. He’s just standing out there. – 7:55 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
As soon as Kyle Kuzma heard in preseason he has the green light, that’s all he needed to hear. Wizards need him to shoot. – 7:55 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wizards hit their first three pointer of the night thanks to Kyle Kuzma – team is 1/6 tonight
Also 1/4 from the FT line. – 7:54 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Kyle Kuzma just shot the Jonas Jerebko running hook and it was glorious. – 7:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford looks SPRY! – 7:54 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Rob and Tatum out of the game first. Schroder in with Grant, but it’s the Schroder/Horford pair I really want to keep together so this works – 7:54 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Lineup of Holiday, Beal, Deni, Kuzma and Harrell right now. – 7:53 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum and Robert Williams the early subs tonight. Bit a of tweak from Ime Udoka. Presumably, they’ll both come back on to bridge Q1-Q2 with the reserves. – 7:52 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Me, questioning whether Horford & Rob can truly thrive together pic.twitter.com/YTWzoOqWmE7:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’d like to see Robert Williams look a little more towards shooting when he gets the ball in the paint vs going to the kick-out pass so quickly. – 7:51 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
As we begin our home-and-home series against the Wizards, Ime Udoka discusses the upside of having time to make adjustments.
Tune in now to catch night one on @NBCSBoston. pic.twitter.com/1ei2n42ONP7:50 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards have Bradley Beal assigned to Jayson Tatum early and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on Jaylen Brown. – 7:48 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford running the break. Just your average 6’10” PF thing. – 7:47 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Dennis Schroder, by the way, the #Celtics most active player when he’s on the bench. Rarely ever sits down for long. – 7:46 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown just looooves to eurostep now. Every fast break down the middle is a right-left eurostep – 7:46 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Dennis Schroder talking a little smack from the sideline to his former teammate with the Lakers Kyle Kuzma. Kus keeps looking over and smiling. – 7:46 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Bradley Beal had a good laugh with the Celtics bench, and close friend – and fellow St. Louis native – Jayson Tatum after stripping him on that last possession. – 7:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
When they have a chance to get set, it looks like Boston is playing some kind of matchup zone. – 7:45 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Just saw Robert Williams setting a pick for Al Horford, which is new and interesting – 7:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That was a nice pass by Tatum to Smart. Passing vision is better than ever from Tatum. – 7:45 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Bradley Beal made a floater for all those who hated the 3-pointers lol – 7:42 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It’s going to take a bit to get used to seeing Kyle Kuzma in a Wizards jersey. – 7:41 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
The small sample size of early season games means I put little stock into things that could just be anomalies.
That said, it will be interesting to see the Wizards play the Celtics and Hawks twice over the next four games as a more extended litmus test. – 7:40 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Nick Richards has done a nice job providing competent backup center play the last 2 games with PJ Washington out. Nothing spectacular, but he was totally unproven coming into the season. – 7:40 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards-Celtics is about to tip off on @NBCSWashington. You can also stream it right here: smart.link/5bb65a2b6cedb?…7:40 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Bradley Beal gets a decent round of applause when introduced. Gee, I wonder why. #Celtics #Wizards7:36 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
MY NBA/MLB PLAYS SO FAR TONIGHT:
Wizards ML +150
Beal o26.5 -120
Durant o2.5 3P +115
Harden o20.5 points -120
Braves ML +100 pic.twitter.com/ggWnmX2nmg7:36 PM
Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
Bob Ferry, who guided the Washington Bullets to a title, 3 Finals & 13 playoff appearances in a prolific run as GM after a long playing career, has passed away at age 84: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…7:21 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Here’s Washington Wizards guard, Raul Neto warming up before the game tonight against the Boston Celtics.
He’s out tonight and day-to-day with a shoulder contusion. pic.twitter.com/5vcqKNEHUY7:19 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics next three games are against the top two scorers against them in the Brad/Ime era.
The Wizards (Beal) tonight and Saturday. The Bulls (DeRozan) here at the Garden Monday. pic.twitter.com/AVicVvvtLz7:18 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Bob Ferry — architect of Washington’s 1978 NBA championship, a two-time Executive of the Year and a 10-year league player — passes away at 84: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…7:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think it’s become clear that when they are all healthy, Ime Udoka likes the Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams group to open games.
Schroder brings good energy and scoring off the bench. And Horford will go out early in each half for Grant, then back to bridge quarters. – 7:17 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Wizards at Celtics – TD Garden – October 27, 2021 –Starting Lineups
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Washington – Bradley Beal, Kentavius Caldwell-Pope, Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyle Kuzma, Daniel Gafford
OUT:
Boston: Langford
Washington: Raul Neto pic.twitter.com/ePAWQ576Y37:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart – 7:01 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Back at it on Celtics Pre-Game Live on @NBCSBoston. Alongside @aminajadeTV, taking you right up to Celtics-Wizards at 7:30. Tatum vs. Beal — also known as the @DrewHanlen Bowl. @DIRECTV Ch. 630. – 6:59 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Tonight’s starting 🖐🏾 pic.twitter.com/v7nw1WW41l6:59 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
When judging Jayson Tatum’s improvement in making teammates better, it would be a mistake to focus solely on his assist numbers.
Some of the best plays he can make will entail simply moving the ball, cutting and getting it back a pass or two later in finishing position. – 6:50 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Ime Udoka on Jayson Tatum’s triple double potential: “He’s a guy that I feel should get five-plus triple-doubles a year. He’s on pace for that with the way he’s moving the ball.” – 6:47 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Why today more than most, reminds @Marc D’Amico fans that @Al Horford matters so much to this team fullcourtpress.bulletin.com/35061672014430…6:39 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
The #JetBlueRunway is back in Boston 💧 pic.twitter.com/EWFl6m8spA6:24 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Ime Udoka said team remains confident in Aaron Nesmith.
“We told him to take his time, slow down, and play like he did in the summer … With Romeo being out, there’s opportunity for him there. So just got to slow down and take the shots that he always has.” – 6:11 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Raul Neto is OUT tonight with a left shoulder contusion. He was getting up shots today at shootaround and is considered day-to-say – 6:11 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Tonight’s starters vs Boston
Spencer Dinwiddie
Bradley Beal
KCP
Kyle Kuzma
Daniel Gafford – 6:11 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wes Unseld Jr. said “we’ll see” when it comes to Spencer Dinwiddie playing the second night of the back to back tomorrow against Atlanta.
“We’ll be cautious with his minutes.” – 6:09 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. says the Wizards will wait and see on whether Spencer Dinwiddie plays tomorrow in the second night of a back-to-back given his ACL recovery. – 6:09 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Raul Neto is OUT tonight vs. Boston (Left shoulder contusion) – 6:07 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Wes Unseld Jr. starts his Celtics pregame talk with a thought for former Washington Bullets GM Bob Ferry, who died today. Lots of family memories between the Unselds and the man who ran the franchise during its most sustained run of excellence. – 6:06 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. says Raul Neto is OUT tonight with a left shoulder contusion. He is considered day-to-day. – 6:06 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. begins his pregame press conference with the news that Bob Ferry, former Bullets player and the GM of their 1978 title team, has passed away. Bob is the father of Danny Ferry. – 6:05 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
We have enough depth so we’re good — it also moves Corey [Kispert] up in the rotation.
– Wes Unseld Jr. on Raul Neto being out – 6:04 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Raul Neto is day-to-day per coach Wes Unseld
He’s out tonight. – 6:03 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Coach Udoka has been impressed with Jayson Tatum’s playmaking and balanced offensive attack: “He’s a guy that I feel should get five-plus triple-doubles a year, and he’s on pace with that the way he’s moving the ball.” – 5:58 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Borrego said he wants to see a better effort defensively tonight. Doesn’t think it was up to par in the fourth quarter against the Celtics on Monday. – 5:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
On Aaron Nesmith’s early struggles, Ime Udoka said he thinks Nesmith is “playing a little too fast. I think he’s pressing a little bit and rushing things. He needs to slow down some and settle.” – 5:55 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford is in, Romeo out tonight.
I asked about Nesmith – Udoka says there’s an opportunity there for him but says Nesmith is pressing and playing fast right now. He needs to slow down – 5:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said that Romeo Langford had a clean MRI, so the team hopes his absence is not a long-term thing. – 5:53 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka says deciding who the captains are took a backseat during preseason due to Horford and Brown getting COVID and needing to focus on the roster churn. He hasn’t thought about it since early camp, but says he’s more concerned with his players leading than naming a captain. – 5:53 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Ime Udoka says Romeo Langford got an MRI and it was nothing serious, so it shouldn’t be a long-term thing. – 5:53 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said that Boston hasn’t named captains yet. He said it took a backseat when other needs popped up during the preseason. He said right now the Celtics are focused on getting on track vs having designated captains. Udoka said many players can be leaders without captaincy. – 5:53 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Al Horford WILL play for Boston tonight. Romeo Langford is OUT. – 5:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka says that Jayson Tatum should get “five+ triple-doubles” per season. Udoka said that’s all part of his improved playmaking. – 5:52 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics have not decided on their captains yet. – 5:52 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka on Aaron Nesmith: “I think he’s pressing a little bit and rushing.” – 5:52 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Al Horford is in; Romeo Langford us out for #Celtics5:51 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Celtics coach Ime Udoka says Jayson Tatum should get “five-plus” triple-doubles a year, and that he’s on pace to do that with what Udoka is seeing from him so far this season as far as his playmaking goes. – 5:51 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka says Al Horford is in but Romeo Langford remains out tonight. Also said he expects Jayson Tatum to get at least 5 triple-doubles a season. That’s pretty much everything. – 5:51 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Ime Udoka on Jayson Tatum’s skillset:
“He’s a guy I feel should get 5+ triple-doubles a year.” – 5:51 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Al Horford is back vs. Wizards.
Romeo Langford remains out. – 5:51 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford will play tonight. Romeo Langford still out, per Ime Udoka. – 5:50 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Romeo Langford remains out tonight. Al Horford will play according to Ime Udoka. – 5:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford will play for Boston tonight. Romeo Langford remains out. – 5:50 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
FYI: The Dolphins – who signed Jacob Dolegala as their new young p-squad QB – also auditioned Anthony Gordon (undrafted 2020 out of Washington State) and Kyle Sloter (undrafted 2017 out of Northern Colorado; has been on 5 NFL teams’ p-squads): miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…5:43 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Celtics Payton Pritchard loosening up before tonight’s game vs the Wizards. pic.twitter.com/bIQJMGCNCN5:05 PM

Jaylen Brown @FCHWPO
Ferg just sent me Green Juice this shi cold🤮 #Fergatron5:01 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers announced this morning that the two teams will honor and remember late NHL alumni Jimmy Hayes with a moment of silence Saturday.
 
Each team will also wear special jerseys during warm-ups with his nicknames and will be auctioned for charity. – 3:40 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Enes Kanter has already made more money than Hidayet Turkoglu.
So there’s that.
hoopshype.com/lists/highest-…3:37 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Jabari Parker seized the moment in his first appearance of the season Monday night and hopes to continue to be an instant source of offense whenever our team is in need.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…2:49 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I wrote on @SanJoseStateMBB guard Richard Washington Jr. (@richdub11), whose season-long suspension by the NCAA for oversights in protocol reinforces his belief that college sports’ governing body doesn’t care about him as a person. (cc: @CoachMiles) sfchronicle.com/sports/college…2:41 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Two reasons why Wizards-Celtics tonight is interesting to me: 1) we saw what happened in Brooklyn, how close are the Wizards to the 2nd tier in the East? 2) J Tatum helped expose their lack of size at the 3 last year, so they added wing defense. How much did they help that cause? – 2:32 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Watched the Boston 4th quarter back, have to say it feels like Boston made some good late adjustments. Full court pressure, intentionally fouling Plumlee, really through Charlotte off their rhythm and slowed the pace, watch for other teams to do the same – 2:01 PM

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