Wizards 121, Celtics 130: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Wizards 121, Celtics 130: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Wizards 121, Celtics 130: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Washington Wizards (10-10) play against the Boston Celtics (4-4) at TD Garden

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Sunday November 27, 2022

Washington Wizards 121, Boston Celtics 130 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
P.J. Tucker needs to feel involved on offense for Sixers to succeed and avoid Al Horford 2.0 inquirer.com/sixers/pjtucke… via @phillyinquirer – 11:39 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Week 12 could not have gone better for the Commanders. They beat Atlanta, giving them a potential tiebreaker w/the Falcons. And the Giants, Seahawks, Lions, Packers, Cardinals & Saints all lost. Washington now 7-5 w/the final NFC playoff spot, w/five games to go. – 11:38 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Your Monday night tale of the tape…
Boston (16-4) vs. Charlotte (6-14) pic.twitter.com/ooYKrPzYKa11:24 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
NBA Power Rankings:
1. Celtics
2. Bucks
T3. Everyone else – 11:18 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Your Monday night tale of the tape…
Boston 16-4 – Charlotte 6-14
OFFENSE
Boston (1st) – Charlotte (Last) – 11:17 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Marcus Smart, out of context, dishing out wisdom postgame: “Sometimes as humans, we tend to make things harder on ourselves.” – 11:04 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
20 of the 30 NBA teams have between 8 and 12 losses through 6 weeks.
7 Ls or fewer: Celtics, Bucks, Suns, Cavaliers, Nuggets
14 Ls or more: Hornets, Rockets, Magic, Spurs, Pistons – 10:57 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 130, Wizards 121 – C’s win for 12th time in 13 games behind Brown’s 36 bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/11/27/bsj…10:52 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics got an absurd 1.383 points per possession in their win Sunday (and did it without Jayson Tatum).
And while these numbers don’t feel sustainable, the Celtics through 20 games are simply lapping the all-time NBA field as the best offense in the history of ever. pic.twitter.com/FCagIIf9Ui10:49 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Our offense continued rolling Sunday night behind Jaylen Brown’s season-high 36 points. pic.twitter.com/dp2q8Gx5d510:44 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
The #Celtics‘ offensive rating is now 119.9, the greatest mark in #NBA history.
StatMuse has them at 120.5, two points per 100 better than the 2021 #Nets, who hold the record in their data: clnsmedia.com/how-celtics-an…10:37 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards are 10-10 at the quarter mark of the 2022-23 season. 10 takeaways from what we’ve learned so far, including the good and what they need to improve: nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…10:13 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
🚨 Big nights from Vernon Carey Jr’s 29 and Kris Dunn’s 22, not enough for the hot shooting from the College Park Skyhawks. medium.com/@Wayne Cole/go-… – 10:12 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
36 points and a little extra love from the guys ☘️ pic.twitter.com/MLOCS2tLcB9:40 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Six more Marcus Smart-to-Jaylen Brown assists tonight. 43 connections this season. Third best assist combo in the NBA.
Chemistry is off the charts for these two. But we still need to know more about those headlocks. pic.twitter.com/PblJirl6KF9:36 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kristaps Porzingis with a familiar message
“We learned we are not good enough to not be on at all times, we have to be. We’re not at that level where, ‘ok, we can turn it up now and we can go.’ We’re not there yet so we have to be on for 48.” pic.twitter.com/8n1scbgcbI9:34 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen: “I like the spot that we’re in, playing great basketball. We are empowering our guys to come in and be aggressive, they feel comfortable in their roles, we’re shooting the shit out of the ball, and we play the game the right way…It looks like Celtics basketball to me.” – 9:29 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
From the Sultan of Stat, Dick Lipe…
Tonight was the Celtics’ 12th consecutive game with 25 or more assists. It’s the first time that’s happened since 1990.
That’s 32 years and one gym ago. (Celts played in the old Garden through the 1994-95 season.) – 9:14 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown: “We’re shooting the shit out of the ball.” – 9:12 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jaylen asked about Tatum being out calls JT “our leader, our big dog” – 9:11 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
JB on Marcus Smart:
He’s the head of the snake – 9:10 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Another win with the home crowd bringing the noise and powering us to victory ☘️ pic.twitter.com/dGiWqgTJLV9:10 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown on Marcus Smart: “That’s my brother and I appreciate him trying to make me the best version of myself.” – 9:08 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
When Jaylen Brown was a rookie and played too fast, he told Marcus Smart, “When everybody’s telling me to slow down, the defense hears that, so I’ma speed up!”
Now he’s learned how to play at his pace:
“We were like, nah, that doesn’t make sense. So he’s using his grace now.” – 9:06 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart on Jaylen Brown: “When Jaylen first got here, he would go 1-on-5 sometimes and throw up some bullshit (laughs)….he’s using more of his grace now…He’s definitely matured in a way that’s big time for us.” – 9:06 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Jaylen Brown took over and fueled yet another win for us inside TD Garden. nba.com/celtics/news/g…9:00 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Rui Hachimura will get a MRI on his sore right ankle on Monday that has kept him out the last 4 games. – 8:54 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards entered the day 8th in the East and the Celtics 1st, a potential playoff series. But Boston proved an especially tough matchup once again, this time without Jayson Tatum.
5 takeaways: nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…8:43 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Complete player with a complete performance 💪🏽
@Malcolm Brogdon is tonight’s @Gatorade Player of the Game pic.twitter.com/INeMTXTmXN8:43 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Wizards Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…8:36 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Wizards Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…8:36 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I kind of wonder if Jaylen Brown gets a day off tomorrow on the back-to-back against Charlotte. Would make sense, especially if Jayson Tatum can play tomorrow. – 8:34 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Joe Mazzulla just said, “No matter who’s out, our guys are always ready to step up.” That’s a fact after we just dropped 130 points tonight while missing JT. – 8:30 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Clear the way for JB 😤
@Jaylen Brown turned on the jets to get the jam in tonight’s @JetBlue Play of the Game pic.twitter.com/IrRJ03KeHS8:29 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
No Jayson Tatum? No problem for @Jaylen Brown and the rest of the #Celtics in defeating the Washington Wizards 130-121 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score might indicate. sherrod.substack.com/p/what-can-bro…8:27 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Forget SportsCenter, the @Boston Celtics had a brush with @notthefakeSVP‘s Bad Beats…
Celts were favored by 8 and ahead by as many as 26, but the Wizards nearly caught the spread. C’s win, 130-121. – 8:25 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Jaylen Brown’s 36 points halt late Wizards rally in 130-121 Celtics win, their 11th over their last 12 games https://t.co/apLy3SV9TF pic.twitter.com/KagscRuslQ8:25 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics get outscored 33-17 in the 4th quarter.
Wizards come to Boston, shoot 54% with 23 assists and 4 turnovers against the Tatum-less Celtics.
And it still wasn’t close.
Celtics have won 12 of 13, 8 straight at home.
Boston hits the quarter-pole 16-4, best in the NBA. – 8:23 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
back at the crib tomorrow.
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/kCtKZgtKD18:22 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 130-121
Brown – 36 points
Brogdon – 17/6/4
White – 15 points
Smart – 14/4/7
Horford – 14/3/3
Hauser – 14 points
Kornet – 12 points
Celtics – 55% FGs
Celtics – 16-34 3Ps
Beal – 30/5/4
Porzingis – 21 points
Morris – 16/3/8
Wizards – 53.7% FGs
Wizards – 7-28 3Ps – 8:21 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Four takeaways as the Celtics improved to an 9-1 at home (best in the East) with another comfortable win over the Wizards on Sunday night masslive.com/celtics/2022/1…8:21 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Closing out the weekend with another W ✅ pic.twitter.com/Mdi5wK9SEn8:21 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Damn the #Wizards damn near covered the 8.5. BOS 130, WSH 121. Brown 36, Brogdon 17, White 15, Smart 14, Horford 14, Hauser 14, Kornet 12; Beal 30, Porzingis 21, Morris 16. – 8:20 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards lose to the Celtics without Jayson Tatum. Losers of three straight, the Wiz reach the quarter mark of the season at 10-10. – 8:20 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jaylen Brown’s likely done for the night, finishes with 36 points on 13-23 shooting – 8:16 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
By my count, #Celtics have led by 10 in all but three games this year. – 8:16 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Glass cleaning #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/lmUoH4cvsc8:15 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That was a sweet finish by JB there. He’s played one hell of a game.
And this one has been put to bed.
Celtics are about to be 16-4 through 20 games. Last year’s Celtics were 10-10 at the quarter pole. – 8:15 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Another Jaylen Brown And-1 and Unseld calls a timeout to throw in the towel with 2:04 and #Wizards down 16. Let’s see if Mazzulla pulls his frontline guys. #Celtics8:15 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
With Tatum out, seven Celtics have scored 12 points or more. – 8:14 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
The Fly God @WESTSIDEGUNN is in the house to the right of the Wizards’ basket. – 8:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown has been grimacing and flexing out his right shoulder since he came back in the game. Something to keep an eye on. – 8:08 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Not many people know this, but Luke Kornet is the tallest American NBA player – 8:06 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
With the Celtics one-time 26 point lead down to 12 with 6 minutes left, Wes Unseld Jr. puts Bradley Beal back in on the first night of a back-to-back. – 8:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Wizards have cut it to 12 points and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart are both back in for Boston. Bradley Beal back in for Washington. – 8:05 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
With a chance to cut the deficit to 12 with 5:52 left, Unseld goes back to Bradley Beal and Mazzulla counters with Brown and Smart. #Celtics #Wizards8:04 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
And here come Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. Certainly not ideal. – 8:04 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Might be a walk of shame night as the #Celtics‘ 26-point lead from late in the 3rd is already down to 14 with 6:50 to play. – 8:02 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Garbage time is being interrupted by a 15-4 Wizards run to cut this to 17. Grant Williams had to replace Justin Jackson. Derrick White is in for Brogdon and Smart is on the bike just in case – 8:01 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This game is getting sloppy. Jaylen Brown could come back in to stretch the lead again, but not sure he should reenter this mess. – 7:57 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Anthony Gill scores over Sam Hauser for the and-1 in some UVA on UVA crime. – 7:56 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics having a casual 60/50/100 shooting night without Jayson Tatum tonight – 7:54 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Bringing the Hause down 🤯 pic.twitter.com/KVnOAA7D2K7:54 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
12 minutes left in Boston.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/Xs18IkPiFk7:53 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Washington is shooting 50% from the field and have just two turnovers.
They are losing by 25 points after three because Boston’s offense is unreal. – 7:50 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Celtics are in full control entering the 4th, up 113-88 on the Wizards. Boston’s points by quarter: 35, 37, 41. Not what you want if you’re the Wiz. – 7:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 113-88 after three
Brown – 30 points
Brogdon – 15/6/4
Horford – 14 points
Smart – 14/4/7
Hauser – 14 points
Celtics – 61.9% FGs
Celtics – 15-30 3Ps
Beal – 26/5/4
Porzingis – 19 points
Morris – 11 points
Wizards – 50% FGs
Wizards – 6-26 3Ps
Wizards – 2 turnovers – 7:50 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics have two losses in regulation. Both Monday games in Chicago exactly four weeks apart.
Both Wizards games in Boston came on Sunday nights exactly four weeks apart. Celtics led by 25 en route to an 18-point win the first time.
They lead by 25 now after three quarters. – 7:50 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
It’s impressive that Sam Hauser has already risen to a level as a shooter where he can take an open transition 3 over holding for the last shot at the end of the quarter and no one is questioning his choice. – 7:49 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
113-88. Sheesh. #Celtics 14/23 from mid-range, 10/11 at the hoop and 50% from three. Just shooting the #Wizards out of the gym and locking down defensively. Should be some extra rest coming for the starters ahead of Charlotte tomorrow as Hauser ended the 3rd with a 3 – 7:48 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics just put up 113 points in three quarters without Jayson Tatum. – 7:47 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
The dishin’ doesn’t stop 🧼 pic.twitter.com/MJnugM74nF7:47 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Third quarter Justin Jackson minutes is how this game is going. – 7:46 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Mazzulla going from running an 8 man rotation to Justin Jackson 3rd quarter minutes all in a week. – 7:46 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Justin Jackson checking in with Pritchard, Kornet and Hauser as the #Celtics lead by 26 entering the 4th. – 7:46 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
The Celtics are very good but also the Wizards kinda stink – 7:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If he played enough, Jaylen Brown might threaten his career-high of 50 points. I don’t think he’s going to play enough though. – 7:43 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics with the casual 59.3/46.4/100 shooting splits late in the 3rd even with Tatum out.
This offense has been a true force. – 7:39 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
With the Wizards down 22, Wes Unseld Jr. giving recently signed two-way guard Devon Dotson playing time at the same time as two-way Jordan Goodwin. – 7:35 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
This is one of those Marcus Smart games. He’s everywhere. – 7:32 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics are now 12-25 from three tonight, that brings their season 3-point shooting percentage to .39925, a couple of 3’s shy of 40% for the season.
91-72, Boston, 6:56 left in the 3rd. – 7:30 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Tony Dobbins liked what he saw from Jaylen and the guys in the first half.
Catch the second half now on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/8yMjL98bv57:29 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Tough sequence for Deni Avdija after he knocks down a 3.
Slowed down running into courtside fans, has to show help for Kristaps Porzingis on Al Horford in semi-transition and then step up onto Jaylen Brown with a full head of steam and gets the foul call despite minimal contact. – 7:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It feels like Porzingis can get that shot whenever he wants. He’s just somewhat contact-adverse, so he won’t commit to playing down on the block as much as he should. – 7:27 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jaylen Brown is going to be an All-Star again this year, right? – 7:24 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Phenomenal game for Horford defending around the rim. – 7:24 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford might not play tomorrow on the back-to-back, but he looks like he’s 25 years old again tonight. – 7:22 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
#Celtics and #Wizards with pretty much the same shot profile so far, but DC is ice cold from 3. pic.twitter.com/CJG97acFOM7:22 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I figured the Celtics would still move and score the ball without Jayson Tatum. I was a little worried about who would get on the boards.
Grant Williams with seven first half rebounds is good stuff. His career-high of 10 rebounds is definitely in play tonight. – 7:06 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kyle Kuzma’s lower back soreness flared up Saturday night, per Wes Unseld Jr. who attributed it to the 39 minutes averaged the last 5 games.
Kuz did a light pre-game warmup (followed by extensive film with assistant coach Ryan Richman), but was not concerned with the severity. – 7:05 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
after the first 24.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/aRxxBTUkRx7:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 72-55 at the half
Brown – 17 points
Smart – 10 points
White – 10 points
Horford – 8 points
Celtics – 56.5% FGs
Celtics – 11-23 3Ps
Celtics – 4 TOs
Morris – 11 points
Porzingis – 11 points
Beal – 8 points
Wizards – 51.2% FGs
Wizards – 5-18 3Ps
Wizards – 1 TO – 7:04 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards go into halftime down 72-55 against the Jayson Tatum-less Celtics. Boston is 11-23 3PT (47.8%) and outrebounding the Wizards 24-12. – 7:04 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Horford record scratched, then dribbled into a jump hook instead.
A wagon. The Celtics are a wagon. – 7:01 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wes Unseld Jr. paid Daniel Gafford a compliment in his pre-game press conference yet he has been a DNP-CD in the first half vs. Celtics as Taj Gibson and Anthony Gill have played the backup center minutes. – 6:57 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Smart and Brown score 13 straight and the #Celtics are up by 15 approaching halftime. – 6:56 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Monte Morris is 2-for-2 from three so far tonight, both on catch-and-shoot plays. He shot 42.1% on catch-and-shoot threes last season.
Nice job by Deni Avdija to draw the defense and set him up. pic.twitter.com/AaFQyXdRq56:50 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Monte Morris is 2-for-2 from three so far tonight, both on catch-and-shoot plays. Reminder he shot 42.1% on catch-and-shoot threes last season.
Nice job by Deni Avdija to draw the defense and set him up. pic.twitter.com/MTQwsa047y6:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Monte Morris hasn’t played in a while and he’s feeling it! – 6:46 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Taj Gibson is off the bench in the 2nd quarter instead of Daniel Gafford. Gafford played well last game, but Unseld Jr. must like the matchup for Gibson vs. Boston. – 6:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Taj Gibson just “old man at the park” outmaneuvered Sam Hauser for that layup. That was old school. – 6:45 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Celtics are celebrating Healthcare Heroes Night and a nurse of 35 years gets a standing ovation from the sold out TD Garden 👏🏽 – 6:44 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
The Celtics are just a juggernaut offensively. Up to 46 points with nine-plus minutes to play in the second quarter. 55% from the floor. 41% from three. 20 points in the paint. – 6:43 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
As intriguing as the Jakob Poetl idea is for a team that needs some bona fide Rob/Horford insurance come playoff time, it’s been so awesome seeing Luke Kornet grow into his backup role this year. – 6:42 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics on a 26-12 run since their bench entered in the game in first quarter. – 6:42 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’d say the Celtics are a machine, but I believe the kids this day say the Celtics are a wagon. – 6:42 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Luke Kornet has been pretty good. I think it’s probably fine to keep him in the rotation as a 3rd big when Rob comes back. No need to go after another big – 6:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Once again: Luke Kornet and Payton Pritchard should play every game. – 6:40 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics with a 15-1 edge in bench points. – 6:39 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija with a very nice pass from the post to the opposite slot for a Monte Morris 3-pointer – 6:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 35-26 after one
Brown – 8 points
White – 8 points
Brogdon – 7 points
Celtics – 50% FGs
Celtics – 4-13 3Ps
Celtics – 2 TOs
Porzingis – 11 points
Kispert – 6 points
Beal – 4 points
Avdija – 4 points
Wizards – 47.6% FGs
Wizards – 1-6 3Ps
Wizards – 1 TO – 6:38 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
after q1.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/n6BU3yFI7Q6:36 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Celtics lead the Wizards 35-26 at the end of the 1st. Jayson Tatum is out, but Boston’s offense has been just fine so far. Porzingis leads all scorers with 11 pts. – 6:36 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Celtics have a 12-1 bench points advantage, 7 of them belong to Brogdon. Brown and White have 8 each – 6:36 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
I don’t think people have necessarily made a big enough deal about how good Derrick White has been this year. – 6:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
What a great pass by White to get Brogdon his first dunk as a Celtic. – 6:34 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Jordan Goodwin missed a 3 vs. the Kornet contest then missed a DREB to allow White a 3PT play. Now Hauser hits a 3 and #Celtics are up 10 again. – 6:31 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics entered the night last in the NBA in offensive rebounding.
They have 5 in 9 minutes, and 10 second-chance points, C’s lead 31-21. – 6:31 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics just got the two most casual offensive rebounds I’ve seen in years. – 6:30 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Luke Kornet still hasn’t missed a shot since November 11 – 6:30 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Jaylen Brown throws it down 🔨 #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/BQfsqeva0Z6:30 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. said asst. Ryan Lumpkin is in charge of challenges and he just got the Wizards a good one. Kispert was called for the charge, but after it was overturned Marcus Smart takes a seat with 2 PF in the 1st quarter. – 6:30 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Immediate impact from Luke Kornet with the early minutes. – 6:30 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wes Unseld Jr. with a very small lineup in the first quarter
Jordan Goodwin
Bradley Beal
Corey Kispert
Will Barton
Kristaps Porzingis (2 fouls) – 6:29 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Washington challenges the offensive foul and wins. Smart gets his 2nd personal foul. – 6:27 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Checking in for Boston the NBA leader in offensive rating, net rating and the player with the league’s third highest true shooting percentage: Sam Hauser. – 6:27 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Unseld wins challenge, block on Marcus Smart. #Celtics #Wizards6:27 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wes Unseld Jr. often avoids using his challenge except in the 4th quarter, but now with a 1st quarter challenge.
It did look like Marcus Smart was still moving when Corey Kispert initiated contact, but now you don’t have a challenge the rest of the game. – 6:26 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Luke Kornet is the tallest American NBA player, let him cover Porzingis – 6:25 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Unseld is going to challenge this charge call on Kispert and he should win, Smart was moving. #Celtics #Wizards6:25 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Jaylen Brown has attempted 19.2 field goals per game this season. With Jayson Tatum out, he’s gotten up six shots in the first 5:24 against Washington. #timetoeat6:24 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija draws Jaylen Brown as his primary defensive matchup with Jayston Tatum out. – 6:23 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Not something you usually see at the end of the #Celtics bench pic.twitter.com/cceKQGWWhE6:23 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Pretty cool play here in the building. Crowd let out an “ohhhh!!!” after Porzingis knocked Smart’s head back and the call seemed to come in right after. C’s back up on a Brown put back pic.twitter.com/KAJT6E993s6:23 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
monte with the cookie.
deni with the dunk. pic.twitter.com/sHTZeCMYXR6:22 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Here’s a look into how the team has utilized Jaylen Brown this season while Jayson Tatum has been on the sideline.
Catch the first half now on @NBCSBoston 📺 pic.twitter.com/CpEiXnckVZ6:19 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart flops all the time, but he just stood in there and took two real shots from Porzingis in the post. – 6:18 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Marcus Smart is so good at being Marcus Smart – 6:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Washington has no connectedness on defense. It’s probably all the injuries keeping them from building any cohesion, but you don’t have to work very hard to get shots against them. – 6:17 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Wiz strike back on a pair of Avdija finishes before Porzingis beating Smart inside for FT. 11-10 WAS – 6:17 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Corey Kispert providing DC some needed offensive energy and movement early. Don’t think he played last time these two teams met. – 6:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White’s shooting this year is ridiculous. – 6:14 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Don’t know what to make of these #Wizards uniforms. Wish they’d just go back to the old Elvin Hayes joints. #Celtics6:14 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
In what’s quickly becoming a Celtics tradition, Al Horford for 3 to start the game – 6:12 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Wow. Those are something #Celtics #Wizards pic.twitter.com/h4wQrOc1RO6:11 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
These Wizards uniforms are … something. – 6:11 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
With Jayson Tatum out tonight, the Celtics starting five consists of Marcus Smart; Jaylen Brown; Derrick White; Grant Williams and Al Horford. – 6:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Very curious to see who gets Jayson Tatum’s minutes tonight. There aren’t all that many more for the other guys, so I’m guessing both Payton Pritchard and Luke Kornet see some time tonight. – 6:08 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
One of the best parts of covering the NBA is catching up with longtime friends like the Washington Post’s @kareemcopeland. pic.twitter.com/utOyRuy36l6:04 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Ran into the incomparable @NbaSamSheehan here ahead of Celtics-Wizards. Just a wealth of knowledge and insight. pic.twitter.com/Qj3cO4Gldj5:46 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
At TD Garden, where Boston will be without Jayson Tatum against Washington. That usually means a big night for Jaylen Brown. Brown last season in games Tatum missed: 30.4 points, ten rebounds, 4.4 assists. – 5:45 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
good vibes from @tdgarden 😄
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/EZIS9biK755:45 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Wizards at Celtics – TD Garden – Nov. 27, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, White, Brown, Horford, G. Williams
Washington – Monte Morris, Bradley Beal. Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Kristaps Porzingis
OUT: Boston: Tatum, R. Williams, Gallinari Washington: Kuzma, Wright, Hachimura pic.twitter.com/XMEEYSRnsI5:37 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Wiz starters in Boston with Kyle Kuzma (low back pain) OUT and Monte Morris (ankle soreness) returning:
Morris
Beal
Kispert
Avdija
Porzingis
@kareemcopeland is on the scene for this one! – 5:35 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
With Kyle Kuzma out because of lower back pain, the Wizards will shift Deni Avdija to power forward in the starting lineup. From the team, its starters will be:
PG: Monté Morris
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Corey Kispert
PF: Deni Avdija
C: Kristaps Porziņģis – 5:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Grant Williams
Jaylen Brown
Derrick White
Marcus Smart
Wizards starters:
Kristaps Porzingis
Deni Avdija
Corey Kispert
Bradley Beal
Monte Morris – 5:32 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
sunday night starters 😌
#DCAboveAll | @MedStarHealth pic.twitter.com/FKL8xfUwYT5:30 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Sunday night hoops 🔜
@DraftKings pic.twitter.com/1PTtOiVYJC5:29 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Marcus Smart with the best HORSE shot to wrap up his pre-game routine pic.twitter.com/H8Ng0qqnL65:26 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Monte Morris will return tonight against the Celtics but Kyle Kuzma, Rui Hachimura and Johnny Davis are all OUT, the Wizards announced. – 5:19 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Monté Morris will be available to play tonight after he missed the last three games because of right ankle soreness, the Wizards said. Johnny Davis (right groin soreness), Rui Hachimura (right ankle soreness) and Kyle Kuzma (lower back pain) will NOT play. – 5:18 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
A look at the #Celtics‘ best offense in history and what goes into the top-16 offenses ever all coming within the last 3 seasons @CLNSMedia: clnsmedia.com/how-celtics-an…5:07 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Capital City Go-Go fall to the College Park Skyhawks 113-131 and drop to (6-3).
– Vernon Carey Jr 29
– Kris Dunn 22
– Quenton Jackson 14
-Davion Mintz 11 – 5:01 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija fans supporting the Wizards forward in Boston pic.twitter.com/lO70kUfwzu4:59 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Joe Mazzulla gives us the latest on Jayson Tatum’s ankle sprain. nba.com/celtics/news/p…4:59 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets at BOS 11/28
Ball (L Ankle Sprain) out
Hayward (L Shoulder – Scapula Fracture) out
Martin (L Knee Procedure) out
Smith Jr (L Ankle Sprain) out – 4:57 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jaylen Brown (and tonight’s national anthem singer) warming up about an hour before tip pic.twitter.com/McF0cViacq4:54 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija heating up from 3 pre-game pic.twitter.com/vwt2HvKstr4:53 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija fans supporting at TD Garden
Their sign says Come to Boston 👀 pic.twitter.com/4Jl4H6dZUM4:50 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
the game before the game 🎮 pic.twitter.com/s3AfXja8LG4:49 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
No Jayson Tatum for the Celtics tonight.
Rui Hachimura, Kyle Kuzma and Monte Morris all remain gametime decisions for the Wizards. – 4:48 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
last drip of the road trip 🔥
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/VwYRtFIxtt4:43 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
All of the Wizards questionable at Celtics are game-time decisions, per Wes Unseld Jr.
– Kyle Kuzma (low back pain)
– Rui Hachimura (right ankle soreness)
– Monte Morris (right ankle soreness)
– Johnny Davis (right groin soreness) – 4:38 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
No decision yet on Rui Hachimura. He’s currently questionable with an ankle injury – 4:36 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Doesn’t seem like Joe Mazzulla is going to change Jaylen Brown’s substitution pattern with Tatum out, noting he’s comfortable in it and the team has depth to handle things with Brogdon & bench – 4:20 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Joe Mazzulla didn’t commit one way or another whether Jayson Tatum will play tomorrow. He’s sitting out tonight as a “precaution” though and had played two games after tweaking his ankle, so read into that what you please. – 4:18 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
One commonality between #Celtics/#Kings, the #NBA‘s best offenses (and T12 all time), is taking open shots quickly.
“Something that we stressed a lot during our Finals run is the Celtics had great defense…so we wanted as best as we can to push the pace”
clnsmedia.com/how-celtics-an…4:11 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Vernon Carey Jr at the Buzzer makes it 64-80; Go-Go trail the Skyhawks at halftime.
Carey Jr has 20
Kris Dunn 16
Jordan Schakel 8. pic.twitter.com/qSSV2Ytdw93:53 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Johnny Davis corner 3s during pre-game warmups pic.twitter.com/vzSeuMObKu3:52 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Greetings from Boston where the Wizards face the Celtics without Jayson Tatum pic.twitter.com/psE06mN3SZ3:44 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Pacers starting Tyrese Haliburton, Aaron Nesmith, Buddy Hield, Jalen Smith, Myles Turner today at LA.
With Andrew Nembhard (aka new Brogdon) out, second unit should be TJ McConnell, Bennedict Mathurin, James Johnson, Oshae Brissett, Isaiah Jackson. – 3:34 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Capital City Go-Go trail the College Park Skyhawks after one 28-34.
Vernon Carey Jr leads the team with 10 points. – 3:25 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
The #celtics and #kings met on Friday as the #1 and #12 offense of all-time, statistically. How Joe Mazzulla, Brad Stevens and Mike Brown ushered in that evolution by mostly watching it happen in real time @CLNSMedia: clnsmedia.com/how-celtics-an…2:30 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
UConn Iowa on ESPN 🔥🔥 – 2:04 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
New AP Poll is out.
4. USC
9. Washington
12. Utah
15. Oregon
16. Oregon State
17. UCLA – 2:00 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Reporting live from ESA for Capital City v College Park.
Tonight’s Starters for the Go-Go
Jordan Schakel
Isaiah Todd
Vernon Carey Jr
Kris Dunn
Quenton Jackson – 1:38 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
backcourt battle in boston.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/ALCMBrNkFx1:30 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Class of 2024 @HayesHoopsCHSAA and @RiversideHawks PG Adam Nije Jr. @2_adamm added an offer from @SetonHallMBB He also holds offers from Georgia Tech Arizona State, Mississippi State, TCU, Illinois, Washington State and more. – 1:17 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The game within the game in the Marcus Smart-Domantas Sabonis matchup gave me great entertainment so I made a little video about it. pic.twitter.com/uC2WykrHTl12:56 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA passed Giannis in the scoring race last night.
1. Doncic: 33.4 ppg
2. Curry: 31.7 ppg
3. Gilgeous-Alexander: 31.1 ppg
4. Antetokounmpo: 31.0 ppg
5. Tatum: 30.5 ppg – 12:52 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
No change in the #Hornets injury report for tomorrow’s game in Boston. LaMelo, Gordon Hayward, Cody Martin and Dennis Smith Jr. are all out. No specific timetable for any of their returns, including Hayward. DSJ was still in a walking boot at practice today. – 12:40 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
When the #Celtics and #kings met on Friday, it was a chance for Malcolm Brogdon & Domantas Sabonis to reunite, unlikely #Pacers stars whose tenure there didn’t go as expected, but led them to big opportunities
For @BostonSportsBSJ: bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/11/25/nba…12:13 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Jayson Tatum is OUT vs. Wizards (left ankle sprain). Kyle Kuzma, Rui Hachimura, Monte Morris, Johnny Davis are listed as questionable. – 12:12 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
tonight’s matchup by the numbers 🔢
#DCAboveAll | @Amtrak pic.twitter.com/RRSFbGlxkf12:00 PM

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