The Celtics haven’t had a consistent lineup all year. Head Coach Brad Stevens has given role players minutes based on the matchup, and some showed promise while others struggled. The Garden Report discusses which role players the Celtics can trust to step up in their battle for an NBA playoff spot, as they’re currently in the NBA Play-In Tournament. Will it be a big man like Tristan Thompson or Luke Kornet? Will Robert Williams make a big impact in his return? Which Evan Fournier and Marcus Smart will the Celtics get? Can Kemba Walker stay healthy?
The Celtics face off against Washington Wizards, who have two stars in Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook, Tuesday night for the play-in match-up. The Celtics ranked 16th this season in offensive points, while their defense ranked 12th for points allowed. Can they take their game to the next level?