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Thursday, 17 April 2014 02:22

Boston Celtics fall to Washington Wizards 118-102, Close book on 3rd worst season in franchise history

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Like most of the Boston Celtics’ season, their season finale was a disaster, then too good to be true, then a disaster again, as they fell 122-97 to the Washington Wizards.

 

After giving up 38 points in the first quarter, Jeff Green and Chris Johnson rallied back to make things competitive. But as was often the case, the tide was too strong for the Celtics as the second half was a steady push ahead for the playoff-bound Wizards.

Kelly Olynyk finished the season off in surprisingly strong fashion with his 24 points, scoring 20-plus for the third straight game to go along with five assists and six rebounds. In an up-and-down first season for the long-haired seven-footer from Toronto, his impressive and well-rounded scoring outburst will certainly impact the discourse over

Bradley Beal dominated much of the second half, finishing with 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Trevor Booker played only 26 minutes, but scored all 20 of his points in the first half.

With another season in the books, the Celtics attention turns to the NBA draft, where they will have a chance at a highly-coveted top three pick with their finish tied as the 4th-worst team in the league. There will be a coin flip Friday to determine whether the Celtics will receive the 17th or 18th pick from Brooklyn.

Jared Weiss

Jared Weiss is the Celtics Locker Room Reporter and Host of The Garden Report: Celtics Post Game Show on Celtics Blog and CLNS Radio. J Weiss hosts The Block Party on Thursday nights at 8 PM and enjoys long walks on the beach while watching Rajon Rondo game footage. You can reach J Weiss at JWeiss@clnsradio.com and @CLNS_JaredWeiss.