A setback for Celtics at roller coaster ride.
In the NBA, the Boston Celtics are defeated by the Washington Wizards after a spectacular match. The Celtics forgive the victory on the line.
The Boston Celtics lost in an overtime thriller.
Against the Washington Wizards, Celtics lost 124:125 after two extensions.
Boston were already leading by 20 points in regular time, but the Wizards, led by outstanding Bradley Beal fought back and brought the Eastern Conference runners-up to their knees.
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“It was a roller coaster ride. It felt like two games,”said Washington coach Scott Brooks after the match.
In the absence of the injured John Wall, Bradley Beal advanced to the top scorer with 34 points. In addition, the Guard has nine assists and seven rebounds. The Wizards are currently ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference.
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On the decimated Celtics side, Markieff Morris was the best thrower with 31 points. Boston had to forego a total of six players, including Kyrie Irving and Al Horford.
Three seconds before the end of the first overtime, Jayson Tatum missed a free-throw for the Celtics, which would have been enough to win.