Kemba Walker says he needs to better prepare his teammates after the last two disappointing losses (0:56)

WASHINGTON – – Bradley Beal returned from a rare night off and scored 35 points Russell Westbrook was a no-triple-double rebound, and the Washington Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics 104-91 on Sunday

Beal, the NBA’s leading goalscorer who lost to the New York Knicks on Friday night, appeared to be rejuvenated as he hit 10 of 18 off the field, converted four 3-pointers and made all 11 of his free throws >

“It was mental relaxation, it was physical relaxation,” said Beal. “My body was a little beaten up. It’s always good to get away from the game for a minute

“I put so much pressure on myself to be good, try to be the best that I can be and try to come out to win every game I just needed a little break You can’t do it all by yourself do ”

Westbrook had 13 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. Rui Hachimura added 15 points for Washington

Kemba Walker and Jalen Brown each scored 25 points for Boston, which lost 10 out of 16

“It could be it’s up to everyone’s mentality. You let it be a down-to-earth mentality and it will be,” Brown said. “We weren’t very good today”

The Wizards, who were at the top for the first few moments, ran 11 direct points and took the lead at 77:53 in the middle of the third quarter. This was the first time this season Washington had an opponent with less than 100 points held

Jayson Tatum, who came into the game averaging 266 points, was held at a season low of six points

Celtics: Coach Brad Stevens said he is often under internal pressure to play Tatum and Brown even more than he does. “Sometimes my 15-year-old asks me when I get home,” Why isn’t Tatum here? Why isn’t Brown here? “Because they have to sit sometimes you can’t play these guys 48 minutes a game every night,” said Stevens G Marcus Smart missed his eighth game in a row with a ripped right calf Walker’s 25 points were a season high

Wizard: G Ish Smith was out with a strained right quadriceps He will also miss Monday’s game, said coach Scott Brooks F Anthony Gill was held up with a stomach virus C Moe Wagner started for the first time this season He scored 11 points

Beal said he hadn’t thought about the return of longtime wizard John Wall on Monday Wall was traded in for the Houston Rockets ahead of the season for Westbrook, and the long-time fan favorite will return to an empty arena

“It’s the Wizards against Houston, we’re over with that,” said Beal. “I think it would be different if fans were in the building and could show their love for John”

Stevens would normally be preparing for the All-Star hiatus, instead he’s in the middle of his busiest month of the season, with The Celtics playing 16 games in 28 days, including four straight

“My body clock is not used to it, but it has nothing to do with the fact that the break is (not) straight because we started much later,” said Stevens. “The normal clock, the normal management of the season, all the stuff got completely out of hand ”

Kemba Walker says he needs to prepare his teammates better after the last two disappointing defeats

Kemba Walker said the Celtics “have to play harder” if they want to snap out of a lost skid that was the last time they dropped a game against the lesser wizards on Sunday

Bradley Beal scores 35 points and adds five assists while the wizards dominate the Celtics 104-91

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