Celtics

Final: Celtics 116, Wizards 107 — Celtics hold off Washington

Well, that was far too close for comfort.

Despite nearly blowing a 28-point lead, the Celtics managed to hold on for a 116-107 win over the Wizards on Friday night at TD Garden. With the victory, Boston has now won four games in a row — and six of their last seven games.

Jayson Tatum led the way with 32 points, while Jaylen Brown added 27 points and 13 rebounds.

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The Celtics will be down three of their top four big men due to COVID protocols as they face off with the NBA's top scorer in Bradley Beal, leading the Wizards. 

WHO: Celtics (6-3) vs. Wizards (2-6)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston

Celtics
G: Marcus Smart
G: Jeff Teague/Javonte Green
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Daniel Theis

Wizards
G: Russell Westbrook
G:  Bradley Beal
F: Deni Avidja
F: Rui Hachimura
C: Thomas Bryant

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