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Garden Report: Celtics fold in crunch time vs Jazz

The Celtics allowed 40 points in the fourth quarter and fell to last in fourth quarter +/- and defensive efficiency.

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The Celtics lost to the Jazz at home, 117-109, falling 40-30 in the fourth quarter after entering the final frame ahead by two points. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker were rolling early and stalled late. Daniel Theis committed five fouls. Robert Williams III played well, but only logged 22 minutes with Tristan Thompson down. Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams provided little on the wing.

The Garden Report reacted live after the game, with press conferences courtesy of CLNS Media.

Why Did Robert Williams Not Start?

After a narrow defeat against the league-leading Utah Jazz, Celtics fans are left questioning rotation decisions. With Tristan Thompson out, why did Robert Williams not get the starting nod from Brad Stevens? The Garden Report and surprise guest A. Sherrod Blakely weigh in.

Celtics vs Jazz Game Recap

The red-hot Utah Jazz put the Boston Celtics to bed late in the game to seal the 117-109 victory at TD Garden. Utah’s scoring from deep was the difference, and their bench overpowered Boston’s second unit. The Garden Report crew discusses the narrow loss for Boston and how the team moves forward.

NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics Could Send Tristan Thompson to Raptors

Chris Haynes reported that the Celtics could trade Tristan Thompson to the Raptors, but did not float possible packages Boston could get back. They range from expiring contracts, to Aron Baynes and maybe a larger package for OG Anunoby if Toronto continues to lose. Thompson reportedly had interest in returning to his home city before it was announced the Raptors would play in Tampa.

Celtics vs Jazz Post Game Show

Press conferences

Brad Stevens

Jaylen Brown

Jayson Tatum

Rudy Gobert

Donovan Mitchell

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