Recap: The Boston Bench Boys take down the Washington Wizards in closing common season recreation

In a nutshell:

A lot of the common rotation guys took the evening off whereas Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, and firm acquired some run to cap off an emotionally taxing common season. Boston had seven gamers rating in double figures: Rozier (21), Ojeleye (17), Hunter (17), Wanamaker (17), Brown (15), Yabusele (13), and Dozier (12). Closing rating: 116-110

What went proper: 

-After trailing by 21 early, Boston narrowed the deficit to a single level by the half. The primary 24 minutes have been pretty uncompetitive by NBA requirements, however it was good to see Jaylen Brown (12 first half pts) discover his rhythm whereas Terry Rozier (15 first half pts) knocked down the precise sort of reckless pictures you’d anticipate him to soak up a recreation like this.

-RJ Hunter put the group on his again for a stretch with some nice capturing and even a nifty help to seek out Semi Ojeleye on the rim.

-Of all the blokes to step up, Brad Wanamaker and Semi Ojeleye’s high quality minutes are in all probability the absolute best consequence on this recreation provided that they could really play some spot minutes within the playoffs. Boston likes to make use of Ojeleye in opposition to Milwaukee, who they might face within the second spherical.

-I, for one, am completely satisfied this common season is over. Allow us to by no means converse of it once more.

What went improper: 

-I’m unsure this part of the recap is required for this kind of recreation, however no matter. Because it seems, Boston’s bench squad (plus Rozier and Brown) don’t have the defensive fortitude to take care of Bradley Beal, who boosted the Wizards to an early 21 level lead (that didn’t final).

-The second half began off like the primary, as Washington’s lead ballooned to double digits shortly. Robert Williams, whose incredible instincts have been on show tonight, nonetheless acquired cooked within the pick-and-roll. For a man with such fast reflexes, he’s awfully non-committal in terms of defensive performs that don’t contain blocking a shot. I’ve religion he’ll acclimate to the NBA as a result of he’s already acquired a fantastic really feel for the sport, however it’s necessary to notice that his defensive deficiencies are most noticeable when coping with the all-important pick-and-roll.

What the hell: 

It stays a thriller why this recreation was nationally televised as a substitute of Dwyane Wade’s closing recreation. Oh, and Magic Johnson stop in the midst of right this moment’s NBA motion. Bizarre occasions we stay in.

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