Celtics choke again edition

Celtics lost to the Wizards, 121 to 102
Red Sox beat the Twins, 17 to 6.

The morning quote:
“I can’t be allowed to be held and grabbed every pin-down, every screen and I din’t even shoot one free throw. I play the same way each and every night. So I think the thas to change.”
Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, who scored 19 points and took no free throws, on the referees last night.

What you need to know about last night’s Celtics game.
After looking like a D-league team for all of game 3, Boston only collapsed for the second half of game 4 against the Wizards. That’s an improvement, right? Washington scored a shocking 26 straight points in the third quarter to put this one away disappointingly early. Video lowlights.

The ugly stats:
During Washington’s 26-0 run, the Celtics turned the ball over 8 times, were outrebounded 6 to 2, and only shot five field goals. Maybe they’ll look better at home?

So true:
The Washington Post headline this morning: “Wizards-Celtics may be the most lopsided 2-2 playoff series ever.”

Our favorite headline of the morning…
Comes from USA Today: “Julian Edelman posts video from Kentucky Derby, Wes Welker makes awkward cameo.”

What you need to know about yesterday’s Red Sox game:
Not exactly what you’d expect from a Chris Sale-Ervin Santana matchup, right? The Red Sox scored 10 runs in the ninth to blow open a one-run game against Minnesota, in Boston’s best offensive display in the young season. Video highlights here.

Our favorite stats from yesterday’s Sox game:
Sandy Leon (2), Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, and Andrew Benintendi all homered for Boston. Betts collected three total hits, and Benintendi (who’s hitting .325) drove in his 20th RBI of the season. Sale went six innings, giving up four runs, and striking out 10 for the victory.

Our least-favorite number from yesterday’s Red Sox game:
Boston’s third baseman Devin Marrero went 0-for-5. The position continues to be a nightmare. Meanwhile old friend Travis Shaw has 7 HR, and 24 RBI for the Brewers. Not that we’re obsessively keeping track (but we are).

Meanwhile, down in AA:
Portland Sea Dogs third baseman Rafael Devers is hitting .322 with 6 HR and 17 RBI.

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