Celtics 104, Wizards 102

Rajon Rondo’s driving dunk with a minute remaining broke a tie

and led the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics to their

ninth straight victory, 104-102 over the Washington Wizards on

Thursday night.

Rondo had 21 points and 11 assists, and Ray Allen had 18 and

became the 32nd NBA player to score 20,000 points. Kevin Garnett

had 17 points, and Kendrick Perkins added 16 points and 11

rebounds.

Gilbert Arenas led Washington with 25 points, but missed a pair

of free throws with 26.7 seconds to play. Arenas missed five of his

six free throws.