The Garden Report Crew breaks down the Celtics vs the Wizards in Game 1 of the Play-In Tournament. The Winner moves on, the loser faces the Indiana Pacers for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East. Join A. Sherrod Blakely, Jimmy Toscano, Josue Pavon, John Zannis and Bobby Manning. Post game show is powered by Locker Room. Download the Locker Room app (JoinLockerRoom.com) and join the chat following the Postgame show.
Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum combined for nearly 80 points and led a 17-2 run out of halftime after Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III fell with second quarter injuries. The Wizards overcame an early deficit to lead at halftime, and Boston struggled from the field overall. Their defense stifled Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal though, with Tristan Thompson contributing 12 points and 12 rebounds with Williams out for the second half with turf toe. The Celtics’ 118-100 win clinched them the 7 seed and a first round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, which begins Saturday at 8 EST.