FINAL SCORE: Washington Wizards 96, Boston Celtics 90
IN BRIEF: Brad Stevens rested the Celtics' top six players — Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and Daniel Theis — as the C's wrapped up the seeding-game portion of their schedule against the Wizards.
That meant a lot of time for the C's bench players against a Wizards squad that had lost each of its seven games in the Orlando bubble and was resting Rui Hachimura.
Javonte Green had a team-high 23 points for the Celtics, who will await the schedule for their first-round playoff matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Thomas Bryant's 26 points and nine rebounds led the Wizards to the win.
CELTICS RECORD: 48-24
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You know what helps a player's shooting percentage? When the other team leaves him all alone in the corner.
Vincent Poirier throws a block party on Jerian Grant:
Romeo Langford drives to the hoop & takes care of business himself:
"Hold on let me order that 45 jersey."
"Make it 2 of them. I need one."
I think @Scalabrine & @KyleDraperTV like Romeo#Celtics Rewind is Presented by @TMobile
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Carsen Edwards gets the hoop -- and the harm:
We call this: turning defense into offense.
How about a little Tacko Thursday?
Uh hey, net guy... You might want to check the net again. Tacko is bullying it. #Celtics Rewind is Presented by @TMobile— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) August 13, 2020
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An unfortunate early exit for Romeo:
Romeo Langford heading to the locker room. The Celtics announced he will not return (sprained right wrist). pic.twitter.com/gr2Xu5zvxQ— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) August 13, 2020
The Celtics will open a first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers next week (dates & times to be announced).