Boston Celtics: Takeaways from Victory over Wizards

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The Bench tees off

Nov 6, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) celebrates a three-point basket against the Washington Wizards during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics are one of the deepest team’s in the league, and that includes having a great bench. Friday’s performance against the Wizards was another indication that Boston’s depth is one of the team’s biggest strengths. Boston’s bench outscored Washington’s bench 58 to 33 and Kelly Olynyk was one of the main reasons why.

Olynyk led all bench players with 19 points and three 3-pointers. He filled out his stats sheet by adding seven rebounds, four assists, four steals, and a block. He also owned a remarkable plus/minus of 29, which was the highest on the team.

Evan Turner was also another essential part of Boston’s bench in Friday’s game. Turner scored 16 points (including two 3-pointers), gathered six rebounds, and stole the ball three times.

He was incredibly effective because of how he was able to create his own shot (and make it). His mid-range shot was falling (4/6 on mid-range jump shots) and even made two 3-pointers, a feat that he last accomplished on March 22nd of 2015.

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Lastly, Jonas Jerebko was another important piece of Boston’s bench. Along with his fair share of tip backs and gritty play, he scored six points, collected seven rebounds, and was +18 in 20 minutes. Jerebko didn’t do all the things that appear in the stats sheet, but he yet again had a way of getting the team going whenever he was on the court.