Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 117-108 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at TD Garden that are worth revisiting...
1. Wow, did this game have a lot of moments worth playing back. We will get to the postgame altercation and all that led up to it, but first a pass by John Wall that few players in the NBA could pull off. Not only was it an extremely athletic play, it was right on the money to Otto Porter, who knocked down a three:
Here's an honorable mention, also courtesy of Wall. He blocked the heck out of an Isaiah Thomas layup attempt:
Okay, one more from Wall. Here's him getting two points on his third shot of the same possession:
2. Jason Smith also had a few highlights that were noteworthy. Here's a big slam over former NBA dunk champion Gerald Green:
And here is a finger roll from Smith that came earlier in the game. Who does he think he is, George Gervin?
3. This was part of the broadcast. Wizards Insider J. Michael joined Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier during the game, and they just couldn't help but poke some fun at him. We decided to add Buck's signature call to the clip:
4. Now for the stuff everyone will be talking about. The Wizards and Celtics had a few chippy moments, including these two plays that led to technicals for Markieff Morris and Bradley Beal:
Here's another look at the Bradley Beal/Marcus Smart dustup that preceded tonight's postgame altercation: pic.twitter.com/l4ADsjt0tk— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) January 12, 2017
5. Those two plays may have played a role in what happened after the game was over. Jae Crowder got in Wall's face and poked him in the nose. A big argument then broke out between both teams:
Here are a few angles of the Wall-Crowder, Wizards-Celtics argument: pic.twitter.com/75tw37WEqf— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) January 12, 2017
Perhaps this was just a coincidence, but look who was in the crowd for the game, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. The boxing champ just happened to be in attendance for a game that ended in a fight. Figures.