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5 must-see moments from Wizards' loss to Boston Celtics

5 must-see moments from Wizards' loss to Boston Celtics

Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 110-102 loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Monday night that are worth revisiting...

1. The Wizards made it interesting at the end by cutting the Celtics' lead to just six points, but for most of the night things just weren't going their way. Take this play, for instance. Bojan Bogdanovic tried to dribble down the sideline and tripped over a referee. He lost the ball out of bounds and turned it over.

That is not ideal:

Bogdanovic finished with 14 points in 28 minutes, but shot just 5-for-12 and had three turnovers.

2. A lot of these plays feature Brandon Jennings, who ended up with 10 points and seven assists in 15 minutes. He helped key the Wizards' late comeback attempt.

Long before all of that went down, however, Jennings had this nice layup on a fastbreak:

3. Here's one of Jennings' assists, also on a fastbreak. He found Kelly Oubre, Jr. for a wide open slam:

Oubre had four points, four rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes.

4. This was the most notable highlight involving Jennings. He picked up Terry Rozier on defense and ended up colliding with him around halfcourt. The play resulted in techincals for both players:

5. Here is Oubre's best play of the night. He gave the Wizards some late life with a few impressive defensive plays, including this one where he stole it from Isaiah Thomas and finished with the flush:

All in all it was a forgettable game for the Wizards, but they did have their moments. So did our CSN broadcast, which featured Insider J. Michael's phone going off in the middle of the show:

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John Wall has MRI on left knee as early-season injury saga continues

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John Wall has MRI on left knee as early-season injury saga continues

Point guard John Wall was a notable absence at Friday afternoon's Wizards practice, as he sat out after having an MRI done on his left knee earlier in the day. 

Despite playing well against the Hornets in the team's last game, Wall is still feeling discomfort and now the Wizards wait to hear the test results. Wall may not play against the Blazers on Saturday night.

"John is definitely going to be questionable tomorrow," head coach Scott Brooks said. "We'll see how he feels [Saturday morning] and then make a decision from there."

Wall's knee issue dates back to two weeks ago. He first complained about swelling in his knee after a game against the Sacramento Kings.

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Wall has since had his knee drained, but the problems have persisted. Wall says his mobility is affected most.

Wall, 27, has missed two games for the Wizards this season, one due to a sprained left shoulder and another because of his knee. He is averaging 20.3 points and 9.2 assists per game.

Wall had one of his best games against the season in Charlotte on Wednesday. Despite playing through pain, he managed 31 points and 11 assists. He played 41 minutes because the game went to overtime.

If Wall can't go against the Blazers, the Wizards will rely heavily on backup point guard Tim Frazier. Either way, they have a tough assignment at that position with Damian Lillard of Portland.

[RELATED: MORRIS IS A BIG FAN OF MIKE SCOTT]

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Markieff Morris sees a lot of himself in Wizards teammate Mike Scott

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Markieff Morris sees a lot of himself in Wizards teammate Mike Scott

The early returns on backup forward Mike Scott have been quite good for the Wizards. Signed to a one-year deal in free agency, Scott is off to a strong start.

He's averaging 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 53.4 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from three. His 59.7 effective field goal percentage is second on the team behind Otto Porter.

At his best, Scott has proven to be instant offense and an efficient scorer. He's reached double figures in seven out of his last 12 appearances while shooting 59 percent.

Scott is the backup to Markieff Morris and Morris likes what he sees so far.

"He fits perfect. We should have been gotten him," Morris said on the Wizards Tipoff podcast. "I feel like me and him are going to have a couple great years together, if you ask me."

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There are some similarities in the games of Morris and Scott. They are close in size and can score both inside and out. They offer a respectable three-point shot with a strong midrange and post game to complement.

Others have pointed it out and Morris sees it, too.

"I think he's trying to steal my game," he joked. "We kind of resemble each other a lot more than what I thought before he got here."

Morris of course has a twin in real life, Marcus who plays for the Celtics. But Scott is like his twin on the Wizards' bench, figuratively speaking.

"It's kind of hard to distinguish between the two sometimes when they're making shots because they play the same way," guard Bradley Beal said. "They can knock down threes, they can give you the post up game, they can handle the ball. They are definitely one in the same, in a sense."

"There's a lot of similarities. They have a lot of the same mannerisms," head coach Scott Brooks said. "They have this real, tough, calming influence on the group. I like guys that have that edge to them."

Morris also discussed his relationship with John Wall and Bradley Beal, how his season has gone so far and who Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons remind him of on the podcast.

Listen to the full interview right here:

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