The main player Bill was strictly guarded against a misfire and missed the shot
28-year-old guard Bradley Beal, as the Wizards’ main scorer, was far from his game-high 31 points in this game, scoring only 12 points, 1 rebound and 8 assists.
The main reason is that the Celtics have a fairly efficient backcourt defense and size advantage, that is, the 28-year-old Marcus Smart and 29-year-old Malcolm Brogdon, the NBA ‘s Defensive of the Year, are sitting, greatly reducing the The attack of the main player, Bill, caused him to throw 16 balls and only hit 4 balls.
It is worth mentioning that Beal missed a point in the first half and did not score a free throw until the end of the third quarter. This is the first time since 2018. It can be seen that the Celtics’ defensive end in the backcourt accurately affects the opponent’s hit rate and offensive efficiency.
Data comparison of the two teams
The Wizards’ top 17 points were 27-year-old center Kristaps Porzingis, who had a double-double of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 1 assist, while No. 2 scorer Bill had down 12 points.
But looking at the Celtics, the two main offensive players, 24-year-old forward Jason Tatum and 26-year-old Jaylen Brown, contributed more than 22 points. Tatum scored 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 points in this game. assists, while Brown scored a game-high 24 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists double-double data. Another defensive end, Brogdon also scored 23 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists in this game.
Judging from the performance data of the two teams today, the overall level of the lineup is disparate. The Celtics’ shooting percentage was suppressed at 38.8%, and the outside shooting percentage was suppressed at 21.9%. The 32 balls were only able to hit 7 balls. With a huge loss of 18 points behind, it is clear that the Wizards are still no match for the Celtics who have a solid championship competitive advantage.
The Green Army’s double-third flower chases and beats Brown’s starting firepower frequently online
The Celtics are not only outstanding on the defensive end of the game, but also on the offensive end. At the beginning of the game, under the leadership of Brown and Tatum, the Green Army continued to output firepower with a 9-point lead and directly stopped the Wizards. The two hit 11 goals in the first quarter and started a strong attack.
It is worth noting that Brown still carried the scoring flag and continued to output after Tatum’s physical strength in the second quarter. He scored 16 points alone in the first quarter, and he continued to burn without slack in the latter part of the game. It can be seen that the strength of Brown and Tatum played a crucial role in the Celtics’ entry into the NBA Finals last season, and it was the team’s biggest contributor to the championship competition.
The Wizards are now 6th in the Eastern Conference with 3 wins and 3 losses and will face the Philadelphia 76ers back-to-back tomorrow. The Celtics are third with 4 wins and 2 losses. It is still too early for the Wizards to keep up with the Celtics, if they can play against the Celtics in their next game on November 28. If the team adjusts the state of the lineup in the game, then there will be a chance to be embarrassed.