Celtics

Final: Wizards 96, Celtics 90 — Boston’s bench sputters late in regular season finale

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It didn’t come easy for the Wizards about Boston’s deep reserves but Washington managed to come away with their first win of the Orlando bubble on Thursday, snapping Boston’s four-game winning streak with a 96-90 win. Javonte Green had a game-high 23 points for the C’s who rested all of their starters and Marcus Smart in the seeding games finale. Thomas Bryant had a game-high 26 points for the Wizards who snapped a seven-game losing streak in the bubble by holding the C’s to 13 points in an ugly fourth quarter for both teams. Semi Ojeleye (13 points) was the only other Celtic in double figures as Boston’s offense sputtered without their main shot creators, making just 40 percent of their attempts from the field. The Celtics finish their seeding game slate with a 5-3 record.

Romeo Langford suffers sprained right wrist: The rookie forward tallied 6 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists over 30 minutes but was clearly bothered by his right wrist after taking a hard fall in the second half. He played through it for a few minutes but was pulled by the team during crunch time and ruled out. Langford was probably not set to be in the rotation anywhere when the postseason began but with the C’s wing depth very limited behind their stars, this is an injury the C’s will hope is of the minor variety.

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