Jeff Green put up 39 points and recorded 9 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a close victory over the Washington Wizards, 113-111. This is only the second win for Boston (15-29) in its last 10 games.
Green went 14-26 (8-16 from three-point range) in a solid outing. Jared Sullinger contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds for Boston as well. John Wall had another strong game for Washington despite the loss, putting up 28 points on 9-29 shooting. He also added 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 3 steals. Nene Hilario added 17 points and 9 rebounds and Marcin Gortat finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
This drops Washington (20-21) to 1-1 versus Boston on the season.
Coming up, the Celtics battle the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 32-10 on the season. The Wizards match up with the Phoenix Suns, currently sitting at 23-17 this year. The Celtics are 0-1 versus Oklahoma City this season.