Final: Jazz 99, Celtics 94 — Bench struggles in third straight home loss

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The Celtics shot just 37.2 percent from the field without Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown, as the undermanned bench was exposed by the Jazz in a 99-94 defeat. Marcus Smart had a game-high 29 points for the C's but with Kemba Walker on a minutes limit and Jayson Tatum having an off night, there was not enough firepower from the rest of the C's lineup to hang with Utah. Mike Conley had a team-high 25 points for the visitors who handed the C's their third straight home loss. Boston will try to get back on track on Sunday against the Thunder.

WHO: Celtics (41-17) vs. Jazz (39-22)
WHEN: 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston

PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Marcus Smart
SF: Jayson Tatum
PF: Semi Ojeleye
C: Daniel Theis

G: Mike Conley Jr. 
G:  Donovan Mitchell 
F: Royce O'Neale
F: Bojan Bogdanovic
C: Rudy Gobert

Pregame Notes