Porter scores career-best 34 as Wizards rout Celtics 118-93
WASHINGTON (AP) Otto Porter scored a career-high 34 points and the Washington Wizards jumped out to a big first-quarter lead and beat the Boston Celtics 118-93 on Wednesday night for their second victory of the season.
Porter shot 15 of 19, had 14 rebounds and sparked the fast start with 20 points in the first half. John Wall had 19 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul in the final minutes, and Trey Burke added 18 for Washington (2-5).
Wizards guard Bradley Beal left in the third quarter with right hamstring tightness after slipping to the ground.
Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics (3-4) with 23 points, and Avery Bradley had 21. Boston opened the game shooting 4 of 22, including 0 of 8 from 3, and lost its third in a row.