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Celtics subs come through in 116-107 win over Wizards


The Celtics blew a 28-point lead in this one but still managed to come away with the 116-107 victory over the Washington Wizards. The Jay Team starred as usual, with Jayson Tatum scoring a team-high 32 points and Jaylen Brown notching a double-double consisting of 27 points and 13 boards.

With centers Tristan Thompson, Rob Williams and Grant Williams out for seven days due to COVID protocol, Daniel Theis had an efficient outing with a line of 10 points via 4-of-7 from the field and 1-of-1 from 3-point-territory. He added six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

The short-handed Celtics needed the subs to come through, and they did just that. The much-maligned Semi Ojeleye started at the power forward spot - logged 27 minutes - scored eight points - took down five rebounds - and garnered plus/minus honors with a team-high +23. The Green will need Ojeleye to maintain this production in the near future. 

Tacko Fall was in the game for 19 minutes and racked up four points, eight boards (3 offensive) and three blocks. Payton Pritchard delivered his usual varied line of 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Javonte Green had a significant role in the win with seven points, two rebounds and two steals.

Boston has racked up four wins in a row and are now 7-3, having moved up to third place in the East, behind Philadelphia and Indiana. The Celtics bench crew played roughly a combined 75 minutes last night, allowing the Jay Team to maintain their minutes at a reasonable level. They face the Miami Heat on Sunday.

 

 



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