In a complete performance, John Wall scored 20 points and added 9 assists and 6 steals to help the Washington Wizards take down the Boston Celtics, 106-99. Washington (12-13) has now won three straight contests.
Wall finished 8-18, including 1-5 from three-point range. He also added 3 rebounds. Other top performers for Washington were Trevor Ariza with 27 points and 8 rebounds, Nene Hilario with 13 points and 8 rebounds, and Marcin Gortat with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Avery Bradley had a strong game for Boston in the loss, scoring 26 points on 12-18 shooting, including 2-3 from behind the arc. Jared Sullinger chipped in 22 points and 11 rebounds, Jordan Crawford finished with 11 points and 8 assists, and Brandon Bass put up 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston (12-16) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Detroit on Wednesday.
Coming up next, the Wizards square off against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 13-14 on the year. The Celtics go up against the Indiana Pacers, currently 21-5 this season. The Wizards are 1-0 versus Minnesota this season. The Celtics have a 0-1 record against Indiana this season.