Celtics

Celtics hold on late vs. Wizards for 4th straight win

Celtics

The Boston Celtics nearly blew a 28-point lead, but they were able to finish off the Washington Wizards on Friday night to extend their win streak to four games.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the stars once again for Boston, notching 32 and 27 points apiece. Brown also had 13 rebounds in the victory.

The C's were forced to play small ball with Tristan Thompson, Robert Williams, and Grant Williams all out due to health and safety protocols. That meant plenty of Daniel Theis, Semi Ojeleye, and Tacko Fall. Theis and Ojeleye contributed 10 and eight points respectively, and Fall came off the bench to tally four points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 19 minutes.

Here's a recap of the C's win:

FINAL SCORE: Celtics 116, Wizards 107

BOX SCORE

CELTICS RECORD: 7-3

HIGHLIGHTS

Tacko Fall quickly makes an impact with an emphatic block on Russell Westbrook:

Tacko Fall rejects Russell Westbrook

Payton "Fast PP" Pritchard drills a 3 late in the first quarter:

Fall continues to shine with a strong finish on the alley-oop:

Jaylen Brown throws it up for the Tacko Fall slam

Jaylen Brown dishes to Jaylen Tatum for the score:

Pritchard drills one from way downtown

Tacko with the clutch putback:

UP NEXT:

Sunday, Jan. 10: Celtics vs. Heat, 7 p.m. ET