Celtics top Wizards in Boston, 140-133

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Celtics top Wizards in Boston, 140-133
Celtics top Wizards in Boston, 140-133

Despite 44 points from Bradley Beal and another efficient scoring night from Rui Hachimura, the Wizards (2-7) fell 140-133 to the Boston Celtics (9-1) Wednesday night at TD Garden in the first leg of a three-game road trip. “We're going to fight, we're going to continue to play hard, but we've got to play a little better on the defensive end,” Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said. “We've got to play smarter. Guys aren't trying to make mistakes and that's what I love about our guys is they're trying to play the right way. They're trying to pick things up as quickly as they can but it's going to take time.” Beal's 40-point game, which came on 17-27 (.629) from the field and 4-6 (.667) from 3-point

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