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BSJ Game Report: Wizards 111, Celtics 103 — Crunch time collapse

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Everything you need to know about the Wizards' 111-103 win over the Celtics in quickie form with BSJ insight and analysis.

HEADLINES

Defensive rebounding nightmares resurface: The Celtics didn’t play one of their better games at the first Christmas day game in Boston but some nice energy from the bench unit helped to carry them to a five-point lead in the fourth quarter. From there, the Wizards seized control, outscoring the Celtics by a 21-8 margin over the final six minutes of the game. The biggest issue during this stretch? The hosts grabbed zero defensive rebounds during the second half of the frame, while Washington grabbed seven of their 14 offensive rebounds in the period which led to ten crucial second-chance points.