For the first time in their last eight meetings, the Celtics lost to the Washington Wizards, dropping a 106-99 contest on Saturday afternoon. In front of a hopeful home crowd, Boston jumped out to an early lead, winning the first quarter decisively, 30-14. As has become a recent theme to their games, however, they were unable to continue their momentum into the remaining three periods of play, and the Wizards rallied. Highlights featured quality ball movement early from the Celtics, and some notable defensive plays. Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 26 points.

Here are highlights from another disappointing loss for Boston.

 

Jordan Crawford’s contribution on offense helped to pace the Celtics to their short-lived lead:

 

Kris Humphries proved to be reading the game well, making nice plays like this one on defense:

 

And here are full highlights from the Celtics’ first loss to the Wizards in eight games:

 

 

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