The Washington Wizards (10-10) play against the Boston Celtics (4-4) at TD Garden

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Sunday November 27, 2022

Washington Wizards 121, Boston Celtics 130 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Week 12 could not have gone better for the Commanders. They beat Atlanta, giving them a potential tiebreaker w/the Falcons. And the Giants, Seahawks, Lions, Packers, Cardinals & Saints all lost. Washington now 7-5 w/the final NFC playoff spot, w/five games to go. – 11:38 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Marcus Smart, out of context, dishing out wisdom postgame: “Sometimes as humans, we tend to make things harder on ourselves.” – 11:04 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
20 of the 30 NBA teams have between 8 and 12 losses through 6 weeks.
7 Ls or fewer: Celtics, Bucks, Suns, Cavaliers, Nuggets
14 Ls or more: Hornets, Rockets, Magic, Spurs, Pistons – 10:57 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics got an absurd 1.383 points per possession in their win Sunday (and did it without Jayson Tatum).
And while these numbers don’t feel sustainable, the Celtics through 20 games are simply lapping the all-time NBA field as the best offense in the history of ever. PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kristaps Porzingis with a familiar message
“We learned we are not good enough to not be on at all times, we have to be. We’re not at that level where, ‘ok, we can turn it up now and we can go.’ We’re not there yet so we have to be on for 48.” PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen: “I like the spot that we’re in, playing great basketball. We are empowering our guys to come in and be aggressive, they feel comfortable in their roles, we’re shooting the shit out of the ball, and we play the game the right way…It looks like Celtics basketball to me.” – 9:29 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
From the Sultan of Stat, Dick Lipe…
Tonight was the Celtics’ 12th consecutive game with 25 or more assists. It’s the first time that’s happened since 1990.
That’s 32 years and one gym ago. (Celts played in the old Garden through the 1994-95 season.) – 9:14 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown on Marcus Smart: “That’s my brother and I appreciate him trying to make me the best version of myself.” – 9:08 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
When Jaylen Brown was a rookie and played too fast, he told Marcus Smart, “When everybody’s telling me to slow down, the defense hears that, so I’ma speed up!”
Now he’s learned how to play at his pace:
“We were like, nah, that doesn’t make sense. So he’s using his grace now.” – 9:06 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart on Jaylen Brown: “When Jaylen first got here, he would go 1-on-5 sometimes and throw up some bullshit (laughs)….he’s using more of his grace now…He’s definitely matured in a way that’s big time for us.” – 9:06 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I kind of wonder if Jaylen Brown gets a day off tomorrow on the back-to-back against Charlotte. Would make sense, especially if Jayson Tatum can play tomorrow. – 8:34 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Joe Mazzulla just said, “No matter who’s out, our guys are always ready to step up.” That’s a fact after we just dropped 130 points tonight while missing JT. – 8:30 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics get outscored 33-17 in the 4th quarter.
Wizards come to Boston, shoot 54% with 23 assists and 4 turnovers against the Tatum-less Celtics.
And it still wasn’t close.
Celtics have won 12 of 13, 8 straight at home.
Boston hits the quarter-pole 16-4, best in the NBA. – 8:23 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 130-121
Brown – 36 points
Brogdon – 17/6/4
White – 15 points
Smart – 14/4/7
Horford – 14/3/3
Hauser – 14 points
Kornet – 12 points
Celtics – 55% FGs
Celtics – 16-34 3Ps
Beal – 30/5/4
Porzingis – 21 points
Morris – 16/3/8
Wizards – 53.7% FGs
Wizards – 7-28 3Ps – 8:21 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Damn the #Wizards damn near covered the 8.5. BOS 130, WSH 121. Brown 36, Brogdon 17, White 15, Smart 14, Horford 14, Hauser 14, Kornet 12; Beal 30, Porzingis 21, Morris 16. – 8:20 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards lose to the Celtics without Jayson Tatum. Losers of three straight, the Wiz reach the quarter mark of the season at 10-10. – 8:20 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That was a sweet finish by JB there. He’s played one hell of a game.
And this one has been put to bed.
Celtics are about to be 16-4 through 20 games. Last year’s Celtics were 10-10 at the quarter pole. – 8:15 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown has been grimacing and flexing out his right shoulder since he came back in the game. Something to keep an eye on. – 8:08 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
With the Celtics one-time 26 point lead down to 12 with 6 minutes left, Wes Unseld Jr. puts Bradley Beal back in on the first night of a back-to-back. – 8:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Wizards have cut it to 12 points and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart are both back in for Boston. Bradley Beal back in for Washington. – 8:05 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Garbage time is being interrupted by a 15-4 Wizards run to cut this to 17. Grant Williams had to replace Justin Jackson. Derrick White is in for Brogdon and Smart is on the bike just in case – 8:01 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This game is getting sloppy. Jaylen Brown could come back in to stretch the lead again, but not sure he should reenter this mess. – 7:57 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Washington is shooting 50% from the field and have just two turnovers.
They are losing by 25 points after three because Boston’s offense is unreal. – 7:50 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Celtics are in full control entering the 4th, up 113-88 on the Wizards. Boston’s points by quarter: 35, 37, 41. Not what you want if you’re the Wiz. – 7:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 113-88 after three
Brown – 30 points
Brogdon – 15/6/4
Horford – 14 points
Smart – 14/4/7
Hauser – 14 points
Celtics – 61.9% FGs
Celtics – 15-30 3Ps
Beal – 26/5/4
Porzingis – 19 points
Morris – 11 points
Wizards – 50% FGs
Wizards – 6-26 3Ps
Wizards – 2 turnovers – 7:50 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics have two losses in regulation. Both Monday games in Chicago exactly four weeks apart.
Both Wizards games in Boston came on Sunday nights exactly four weeks apart. Celtics led by 25 en route to an 18-point win the first time.
They lead by 25 now after three quarters. – 7:50 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
It’s impressive that Sam Hauser has already risen to a level as a shooter where he can take an open transition 3 over holding for the last shot at the end of the quarter and no one is questioning his choice. – 7:49 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
113-88. Sheesh. #Celtics 14/23 from mid-range, 10/11 at the hoop and 50% from three. Just shooting the #Wizards out of the gym and locking down defensively. Should be some extra rest coming for the starters ahead of Charlotte tomorrow as Hauser ended the 3rd with a 3 – 7:48 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If he played enough, Jaylen Brown might threaten his career-high of 50 points. I don’t think he’s going to play enough though. – 7:43 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
With the Wizards down 22, Wes Unseld Jr. giving recently signed two-way guard Devon Dotson playing time at the same time as two-way Jordan Goodwin. – 7:35 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics are now 12-25 from three tonight, that brings their season 3-point shooting percentage to .39925, a couple of 3’s shy of 40% for the season.
91-72, Boston, 6:56 left in the 3rd. – 7:30 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Tough sequence for Deni Avdija after he knocks down a 3.
Slowed down running into courtside fans, has to show help for Kristaps Porzingis on Al Horford in semi-transition and then step up onto Jaylen Brown with a full head of steam and gets the foul call despite minimal contact. – 7:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It feels like Porzingis can get that shot whenever he wants. He’s just somewhat contact-adverse, so he won’t commit to playing down on the block as much as he should. – 7:27 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I figured the Celtics would still move and score the ball without Jayson Tatum. I was a little worried about who would get on the boards.
Grant Williams with seven first half rebounds is good stuff. His career-high of 10 rebounds is definitely in play tonight. – 7:06 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kyle Kuzma’s lower back soreness flared up Saturday night, per Wes Unseld Jr. who attributed it to the 39 minutes averaged the last 5 games.
Kuz did a light pre-game warmup (followed by extensive film with assistant coach Ryan Richman), but was not concerned with the severity. – 7:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 72-55 at the half
Brown – 17 points
Smart – 10 points
White – 10 points
Horford – 8 points
Celtics – 56.5% FGs
Celtics – 11-23 3Ps
Celtics – 4 TOs
Morris – 11 points
Porzingis – 11 points
Beal – 8 points
Wizards – 51.2% FGs
Wizards – 5-18 3Ps
Wizards – 1 TO – 7:04 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards go into halftime down 72-55 against the Jayson Tatum-less Celtics. Boston is 11-23 3PT (47.8%) and outrebounding the Wizards 24-12. – 7:04 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wes Unseld Jr. paid Daniel Gafford a compliment in his pre-game press conference yet he has been a DNP-CD in the first half vs. Celtics as Taj Gibson and Anthony Gill have played the backup center minutes. – 6:57 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Taj Gibson is off the bench in the 2nd quarter instead of Daniel Gafford. Gafford played well last game, but Unseld Jr. must like the matchup for Gibson vs. Boston. – 6:45 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Celtics are celebrating Healthcare Heroes Night and a nurse of 35 years gets a standing ovation from the sold out TD Garden 👏🏽 – 6:44 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
The Celtics are just a juggernaut offensively. Up to 46 points with nine-plus minutes to play in the second quarter. 55% from the floor. 41% from three. 20 points in the paint. – 6:43 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
As intriguing as the Jakob Poetl idea is for a team that needs some bona fide Rob/Horford insurance come playoff time, it’s been so awesome seeing Luke Kornet grow into his backup role this year. – 6:42 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Luke Kornet has been pretty good. I think it’s probably fine to keep him in the rotation as a 3rd big when Rob comes back. No need to go after another big – 6:40 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 35-26 after one
Brown – 8 points
White – 8 points
Brogdon – 7 points
Celtics – 50% FGs
Celtics – 4-13 3Ps
Celtics – 2 TOs
Porzingis – 11 points
Kispert – 6 points
Beal – 4 points
Avdija – 4 points
Wizards – 47.6% FGs
Wizards – 1-6 3Ps
Wizards – 1 TO – 6:38 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Celtics lead the Wizards 35-26 at the end of the 1st. Jayson Tatum is out, but Boston’s offense has been just fine so far. Porzingis leads all scorers with 11 pts. – 6:36 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
I don’t think people have necessarily made a big enough deal about how good Derrick White has been this year. – 6:35 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics entered the night last in the NBA in offensive rebounding.
They have 5 in 9 minutes, and 10 second-chance points, C’s lead 31-21. – 6:31 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. said asst. Ryan Lumpkin is in charge of challenges and he just got the Wizards a good one. Kispert was called for the charge, but after it was overturned Marcus Smart takes a seat with 2 PF in the 1st quarter. – 6:30 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wes Unseld Jr. with a very small lineup in the first quarter
Jordan Goodwin
Bradley Beal
Corey Kispert
Will Barton
Kristaps Porzingis (2 fouls) – 6:29 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Checking in for Boston the NBA leader in offensive rating, net rating and the player with the league’s third highest true shooting percentage: Sam Hauser. – 6:27 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wes Unseld Jr. often avoids using his challenge except in the 4th quarter, but now with a 1st quarter challenge.
It did look like Marcus Smart was still moving when Corey Kispert initiated contact, but now you don’t have a challenge the rest of the game. – 6:26 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Jaylen Brown has attempted 19.2 field goals per game this season. With Jayson Tatum out, he’s gotten up six shots in the first 5:24 against Washington. #timetoeat6:24 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Washington has no connectedness on defense. It’s probably all the injuries keeping them from building any cohesion, but you don’t have to work very hard to get shots against them. – 6:17 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Corey Kispert providing DC some needed offensive energy and movement early. Don’t think he played last time these two teams met. – 6:14 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Very curious to see who gets Jayson Tatum’s minutes tonight. There aren’t all that many more for the other guys, so I’m guessing both Payton Pritchard and Luke Kornet see some time tonight. – 6:08 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
At TD Garden, where Boston will be without Jayson Tatum against Washington. That usually means a big night for Jaylen Brown. Brown last season in games Tatum missed: 30.4 points, ten rebounds, 4.4 assists. – 5:45 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Wizards at Celtics – TD Garden – Nov. 27, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, White, Brown, Horford, G. Williams
Washington – Monte Morris, Bradley Beal. Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Kristaps Porzingis
OUT: Boston: Tatum, R. Williams, Gallinari Washington: Kuzma, Wright, Hachimura PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
With Kyle Kuzma out because of lower back pain, the Wizards will shift Deni Avdija to power forward in the starting lineup. From the team, its starters will be:
PG: Monté Morris
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Corey Kispert
PF: Deni Avdija
C: Kristaps Porziņģis – 5:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Grant Williams
Jaylen Brown
Derrick White
Marcus Smart
Wizards starters:
Kristaps Porzingis
Deni Avdija
Corey Kispert
Bradley Beal
Monte Morris – 5:32 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Monte Morris will return tonight against the Celtics but Kyle Kuzma, Rui Hachimura and Johnny Davis are all OUT, the Wizards announced. – 5:19 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Monté Morris will be available to play tonight after he missed the last three games because of right ankle soreness, the Wizards said. Johnny Davis (right groin soreness), Rui Hachimura (right ankle soreness) and Kyle Kuzma (lower back pain) will NOT play. – 5:18 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Capital City Go-Go fall to the College Park Skyhawks 113-131 and drop to (6-3).
– Vernon Carey Jr 29
– Kris Dunn 22
– Quenton Jackson 14
-Davion Mintz 11 – 5:01 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
No Jayson Tatum for the Celtics tonight.
Rui Hachimura, Kyle Kuzma and Monte Morris all remain gametime decisions for the Wizards. – 4:48 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
All of the Wizards questionable at Celtics are game-time decisions, per Wes Unseld Jr.
– Kyle Kuzma (low back pain)
– Rui Hachimura (right ankle soreness)
– Monte Morris (right ankle soreness)
– Johnny Davis (right groin soreness) – 4:38 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Doesn’t seem like Joe Mazzulla is going to change Jaylen Brown’s substitution pattern with Tatum out, noting he’s comfortable in it and the team has depth to handle things with Brogdon & bench – 4:20 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Joe Mazzulla didn’t commit one way or another whether Jayson Tatum will play tomorrow. He’s sitting out tonight as a “precaution” though and had played two games after tweaking his ankle, so read into that what you please. – 4:18 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Pacers starting Tyrese Haliburton, Aaron Nesmith, Buddy Hield, Jalen Smith, Myles Turner today at LA.
With Andrew Nembhard (aka new Brogdon) out, second unit should be TJ McConnell, Bennedict Mathurin, James Johnson, Oshae Brissett, Isaiah Jackson. – 3:34 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Capital City Go-Go trail the College Park Skyhawks after one 28-34.
Vernon Carey Jr leads the team with 10 points. – 3:25 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Reporting live from ESA for Capital City v College Park.
Tonight’s Starters for the Go-Go
Jordan Schakel
Isaiah Todd
Vernon Carey Jr
Kris Dunn
Quenton Jackson – 1:38 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA passed Giannis in the scoring race last night.
1. Doncic: 33.4 ppg
2. Curry: 31.7 ppg
3. Gilgeous-Alexander: 31.1 ppg
4. Antetokounmpo: 31.0 ppg
5. Tatum: 30.5 ppg – 12:52 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
No change in the #Hornets injury report for tomorrow’s game in Boston. LaMelo, Gordon Hayward, Cody Martin and Dennis Smith Jr. are all out. No specific timetable for any of their returns, including Hayward. DSJ was still in a walking boot at practice today. – 12:40 PM

Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Jayson Tatum is OUT vs. Wizards (left ankle sprain). Kyle Kuzma, Rui Hachimura, Monte Morris, Johnny Davis are listed as questionable. – 12:12 PM