Bradley Beal returned for the Wizards after a rare off night to dazzle on court with 35 points, which helped his team get past Celtics with ease. Not only Beal, but his partner Russell Westbrook was impressive as well as he was just 1 rebound short of another triple-double. Rui Hachimura added 15 points for the Washington Wizards. Beal, the league’s leading scorer appeared rejuvenated as he struck 10 of 18 from field, converted four from downtown and made all his 11 free-throws.
Talking about the Celtics, they were led by Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown. Both managed to score 25 points each. Boston Celtics who are looking desperately for consistency have now lost 9 away games out of 16. Brown conceded that things aren’t going well and that the Celtics could be bottoming out. Surprisingly Jayson Tatum was held for a season low score of 6 points.
“It could be. It’s up the mentality of everybody. You let it be rock-bottom mentality and that’s what it’s going to be,” Brown said. “Today we weren’t very good.”
Bradley Beal leads Wizards past Celtics to register 3rd home win
“It was a mental unwind, it was a physical unwind,” Bradley Beal said after the match as per ESPN. “My body was a little beat up. It’s always good to be able to get away from the game for a minute.
“I put so much pressure on myself to do well, try to be the best I can possibly be, try to come out to win every game. I just needed a little break. You can’t do everything by yourself.”
The Wizards, who led except for the early moments, ran off 11 straight points to take a 77-53 lead midway through the third quarter. This was the first time this season Washington held an opponent to fewer than 100 points.
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