Montrezl Harrell scored 25 factors on 10-of-13 capturing and had 11 rebounds within the Washington Wizards’ 116-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night time.

Spencer Dinwiddie added 22 factors, and Bradley Beal had 17 for the Wizards. They have opened the season 3-1.

Jayson Tatum had 23 factors for Boston, Dennis Schroder added 22, and Robert Williams III had 13 factors and 11 rebounds. The Celtics has gained back-to-back highway video games.

Washington middle Daniel Gafford needed to be helped off the court docket and was introduced straight to the locker room halfway into the second quarter and didn’t return. The staff he had a proper quadriceps contusion.

The 6-foot-10 Gafford collided with Boston ahead Jaylen Brown and went to the ground, grabbing his proper leg simply out of bounds throughout from Boston’s bench. Brown instantly grabbed his proper knee however stayed within the recreation.

Unlike Boston’s dwelling opener when first-year coach Ime Udoka mentioned the Celtics acquired “punked” after a 32-point loss to Toronto, Boston rallied after falling behind by 15 factors halfway into the third quarter.

The Wizards led by one halfway into the fourth earlier than occurring an 8-0 spree, with Aaron Holiday getting three of the 4 baskets.

Washington had a 10-point edge with 3 1/2 minute to go, however Boston reduce it to 108-105 on Schroder’s 3. Beal and Dinwiddie every had a basket to place it away.


Wizards: Harrell dominated the paint within the first half, scoring 17 factors and driving the lane for some simple baskets. … Thomas Bryant (recovering, left knee damage), Anthony Gill (strained proper calf), Raul Neto (bruised left shoulder), Cassius Winston (strained left hamstring) had been all out.

Celtics: C/F Al Horford returned to the lineup after lacking the earlier recreation with a left adductor pressure. With Horford again and within the beginning lineup, guard Dennis Schroder was a part of the second unit. … Romeo Langford was out with a strained left calf. … Tatum was whistled for a technical simply earlier than halftime.


The scoreboard within the enviornment had Boston with an additional two factors for about three minutes within the ultimate quarter. In truth, it mentioned: Boston 96, Washington 95, till it was modified with simply over seven minutes left, taking the 2 factors away.


Tatum rode an train bike that was positioned proper subsequent to followers in elevated seating behind a basket off from the Celtics’ bench, making an attempt to remain unfastened when he got here out of the sport. At one level, a fan walked down the aisle, put his telephone on “selfie” mode and began to take an image with Tatum within the background however safety requested the patron to go away.


Wizards: Host Atlanta on Thursday night time.

Celtics: At Washington on Saturday night time.