Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal Labels Shocking Loss Against Celtics as “Goofiest Shit” He’s Ever Seen

Published 03/01/2021, 6:13 AM EST
Feb 14, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives to the3 basket as Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) and Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) defend in the third quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards are on two very different tangents right now from when they started the season. While the Celtics were one of the top teams, they have lost five of their last eight games and have been unable to create a winning streak. Before entering this matchup, the Celtics had won seven of their eight games.

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Then come the Washington Wizards, whose horrific start to the season has changed into a slow and steady comeback. But now, Bradley Beal is very disappointed to have lost a game that had their victory written all over.

Bradley Beal on giving the win away

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Call it luck, but Jayson Tatum dropping crucial buckets at the end of the game overshadowed Bradley Beal‘s 46 point performance. The Celtics managed to get a 111-110 victory despite the fact that the Wizards had a five-point cushion with them.

With less than 20 seconds left in the game, Jayson Tatum and Semi Ojeleye double-teamed on Beal and forced him out of bounds for a possession. At this point, the Celtics were just three points behind. After that, there were three layups from Jayson Tatum, and the game was over.

The hero of Boston was Tatum, who also added 31 points to the scoreboard. But Beal wasn’t pleased with how this turned out. As per Fred Katz, “Bradley Beal on the closing stretch: “Some of the goofiest shit I’ve ever seen in my life. Slipped out of bounds. Gave Tatum three layups at the end of the game.” Says he thinks the Wizards should’ve won and added, “7-2 in our last nine is great. Give me 8-1.”

Bradley Beal on the closing stretch: Some of the goofiest shit I’ve ever seen in my life. Slipped out of bounds. Gave Tatum three layups at the end of the game.”

Says he thinks the Wizards should’ve won and adds, “7-2 in our last nine is great. Give me 8-1."

— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) March 1, 2021

In fact, Beal was also very unhappy about being called out of bounds in the dying seconds of the game.

Beal wasn't happy when the refs called him out of bounds on this play late in the game. pic.twitter.com/6ka3EgxXKv

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 1, 2021

Where does this leave the Washington Wizards?

This was the Wizards’ seventh loss in the last ten games. This is fairly commendable, given the way the season actually started off. However, it won’t be easy for them to turn things around for themselves. Beal knows that they need to lose games as little as possible if they want a seat in the playoffs.

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With their 13-19 record, Washington still has a lot of games to play ahead of them. This means many more chances to get their head in the game even better.

Feb 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) tries to dribble around Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the third quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

They will be playing the Memphis Grizzlies up next. Do you think the Wizards will be able to reflect on the loss they had against the C’s and make up for it against the Grizzlies?

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Read also- ‘Made Big Plays’: Celtics’ Coach Praises Jayson Tatum for Clutch Performance During Win Over Wizards

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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