Win or lose, Brad Stevens isn't a big rah-rah guy when it comes to speaking to his team. "Coach [Stevens] came in after the game and said he doesn't really care if we don't have all of our starters or our players," said Terry Rozier.
To any nervous Celtics fans jittery over the health status of All-Star Kyrie Irving, Danny Ainge has a message: relax. With Irving having missed the second half of Boston's loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday because of left knee soreness, the team's GM admitted that while his star point guard might require surgery down the road, the Celtics do not expect Irving's knee to prevent him from playing in the playoffs. "He has some surgery that may need to happen," Ainge said Thursday on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher & Rich" program.
Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack, so every weekday morning throughout the season we will give you the three things you need to know from the last 24 hours in the NBA. 1) Shorthanded Wizards find way in double overtime to beat shorthanded Celtics in thriller. Every coach in the NBA preaches the “next man up” mentality to dealing with injuries.
The Wizards beat the Celtics in double-overtime, the Magic held off the Bucks, The Kings beat the Heat in overtime, and the Warriors beat the Lakers, despite missing several starters. Wizards 125, Celtics 124 2 OT – Bradley Beal hit 14-of-27 shots and three 3-pointers for 34 points, seven boards, nine assists, two steals and a block as the Wizards overcame a sluggish start to beat the Celtics in double-overtime.
It took two overtimes, but the Washington Wizards went on the road to defeat the Boston Celtics 125-124 after a valiant comeback. Washington trailed 37-23 after the first quarter, but rallied in the second and third periods to get back into the game
The Washington Wizards entered TD Garden on Wednesday licking their wounds. The good news: they were taking on a Boston Celtics team that’s been ravaged by injuries in the last week, and would be playing without starters Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Jaylen Brown, as well as top reserves Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis. The bad news: the Wiz were on the tail end of a back-to-back and playing in hostile territory, still without their own injured All-Star point guard, against a Celtics team that always seems to give them a run, no matter what the circumstances.
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The Washington Wizards came back from a big deficit to force one overtime, then outlasted the Boston Celtics in the second OT. Bradley Beal scored 34 points, including four in the second extra period, and the Wizards rallied from 20 points down to beat the short-handed Celtics 125-124 on Wednesday night. ''It tested who we were as a team,'' Beal said.
The Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 125-124 in double overtime on Wednesday night. Crazy game: Nothing has come easy for the Washington Wizards in recent weeks and Wednesday night was no exception. It took a 20-point comeback, but the Wizards snatched a win away from the Celtics in double overtime.
As Jayson Tatum stood before a throng of media prior to tonight's game, he was asked about Guerschon Yabusele making his first NBA start tonight against Washington. "He's starting?" said Tatum, clearly caught off guard by the news.