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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Washington



(Wednesday, January 22nd)

Final Score: Boston 113, Washington 111 (OT)

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Green netted a season-high 39 points and Gerald Wallace scored the game-winning layup with 2.9 seconds left in overtime as the shorthanded Boston Celtics edged the Washington Wizards, 113-111, from Verizon Center.

Trevor Ariza's 3-pointer with 1:39 left in regulation gave Washington a three- point edge, but Green's one-footed heave from 27-feet found the net to tie it at the other end. Nene missed a pair of jumpers in the final 10.8 seconds and five extra minutes were needed.

Boston never trailed in overtime, but it was tied at 111-111 after Marcin Gortat split a pair of free throws with 13.9 ticks remaining. Out of a timeout, Wallace, who was starting in place of the injured Avery Bradley (ankle), drove to the basket and converted to help Boston snap its three-game losing skid.

"I knew I was going to get to the rim and get a shot off," said Wallace. "I didn't know what was going to happen after that."

Green shot 14-of-26 from the floor and added a career-best eight triples for the Celtics, who were also without point guard Rajon Rondo (rest). Phil Pressey hit 5-of-6 from the arc and recorded a career-high 20 points and Jared Sullinger had 14 points with 11 rebounds.

John Wall tallied his second career triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the setback. Nene scored 17 points and Bradley Beal and Ariza finished with 14 apiece.

"We get to playing selfishly and it all starts with me," said Wall. "That's the reason why we lost today."

The Wizards fell to 0-5 on the season when playing with a .500 record.

Boston dominated the first half, leading 32-22 after 12 minutes and 61-43 at halftime. Washington shot just 37.2 percent from the field with half as many assists (14-7) as the visitors.

The third quarter was a different story. Ariza's trey at 8:53 opened a stretch of 11 straight Washington points. Boston remained in front, however, and owned a 76-73 edge heading into the fourth.

Martell Webster's four-point play midway through the frame gave the Wizards their first lead of the contest, 88-87. Sullinger followed with a jumper to restore Boston's lead, and there were four ties in the final 4:06 before Green's off-balance three tied it with 1:18 to play.

Game Notes

The Wizards had won four of five ... Washington outscored Boston 48-28 in the paint and outrebounded the Celtics 50-42 ... Both teams had 18 turnovers.

01/23 01:27:11 ET

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Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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