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Recap

Despite trailing by 18 points in the first half, the Wizards came back to beat the Celtics, 106-99, on Saturday afternoon in Boston. The Wizards shot just 25% in the first quarter and saw themselves down 30-14 after one. They then fell down by 18 early in the second, before cutting the lead to seven heading into the half. They would cut the Celtics lead down to two heading into the fourth quarter, but the deficit teetered around two-eight points for much of the final frame. That was until John Wall hit a jumper with 2:51 left and gave the Wizards their first lead of the game. They would never look back. They finished the game on a 22-7 run to close out the Celtics and win their third straight game on the road.

Key Moment

Right after Wall gave the Wizards the lead, the Celtics had a chance to come back down the court and tie it, but Marcin Gortat sent away a Jared Sullinger shot, Beal grabbed the ball, quickly got it in the hands of Wall, who found Trevor Ariza up ahead for a three to give the Wizards a five point lead. It was Ariza's fifth three of the game.

Player of the Game

Trevor Ariza was outstanding for the Wizards, finishing with a game-high 27 points on 9/18 shooting, including 5/8 from 3-pt range. He also did a great job defending the Celtics' leading scorer Jeff Green, limiting him to just 4/13 shooting.

Key Number

2:51. The Wizards trailed the entire game until the 2:51 mark of the fourth quarter. But as they say, it's not how you start, but how you finish. And the Wizards were the better team down the stretch.

Unsung Hero

Kevin Seraphin once again came off the Wizards' bench and provided a big boost, finishing with 13 points and six boards on 6/9 shooting. His confidence continues to grow with each of these encouraging performances.

By: Jeremy Hyman



Field Goal %: 47.1%
3 Point %: 38.1%
Assists: 24
Rebounds: 47
Opponents Field Goal %: 48.3%


Points: Trevor Ariza - 27
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat - 11
Assists: John Wall - 9
Blocks: Marcin Gorat - 4
Steals: John Wall - 6