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Celtics vs. Wizards highlights: Boston rests starters in regular-season finale

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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.

BOX SCORE

CELTICS RECORD: 48-24

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HIGHLIGHTS

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:

https://twitter.com/NBCSCeltics/status/1293950003640229888?s=20

Romeo Langford drives to the hoop & takes care of business himself:

Carsen Edwards gets the hoop -- and the harm:

We call this: turning defense into offense.

How about a little Tacko Thursday?

An unfortunate early exit for Romeo:

UP NEXT

The Celtics will open a first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers next week (dates & times to be announced).