The Wizards Had Zero Answers for Jason Tatum and the Celtics Tonight in D.C
Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
For the second time in a week, the Wizards found themselves in huge hole with no shovel to dig out of late in the game. The Celtics came out running early and made easy work of the Wizards in a 126-107 victory.
Jaylen Brown was the story of the night for the Celtics. Basically unstoppable. Brown led the team in scoring with 36 points on 13-of-24 shooting, dropping eight 3-pointers which was just three shy of Marcus Smart’s record for most 3-pointers made in a game by a Celtic.
Good thing the Wizards didn’t see Brown drop another record, as the Wizards have found themselves on the other end of quite a few records.
“We came out and hit some shots, we got some stops on defense,” Brown said about Boston’s early lead. “Just coming out and having some fun.”
For the Wizards the fact that both Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole were on the bench by the 7:00 minute mark of the fourth quarter was very similar to what happened in Indiana when Poole was on the bench with a hoodie and towel over his head for most of that game. Tonight was much of the same.
Kuzma led the way with 21 points for the Wizards who now fall to 1-2. The biggest take away from this game was the Wizards trailed the entire game and were behind by 26 points after 10 minutes.
“Obviously, first quarter, game over,” Washington coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “We played on our heels most of that quarter.”
The last time Boston had more than three straight wins to start a season was in 2009, when it won six in a row.
The Wizards hit the road for a four-game trip in Atlanta starting Wednesday night.
If the Wizards hope to turn things around on this road trip, they are going to have to find a way to get Kuzma and Poole to work together. Without Kuzma, the Wizards lose this game by 30 plus points.