Tatum Scores 50, Celtics Beat Wizards 118-100 in Play-in
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 of his 50 points in the second half, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Washington Wizards 118-100 in the play-in round. Kemba Walker added 29 points for Boston, which secured the seventh seed for the playoffs and a first-round matchup with second-seeded Brooklyn. That series opens on Saturday. Washington hosts Indiana, which rolled over Charlotte in Tuesday’s other play-in game, for the eighth seed on Thursday night. The winner of that game will face Philadelphia, the top seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bradley Beal scored 22 points for the Wizards. Russell Westbrook added 20 points and 14 rebounds.