Wizards erase 18-point deficit, top Celtics 106-99
Trevor Ariza scored 27 points and hit a 3-pointer that capped a
fourth-quarter run that carried the Washington Wizards to a 106-99
comeback win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
Trailing 92-84, Ariza started the 14-1 rally with a jumper from
the right corner. John Wall had five of his 20 points in the surge,
which was interrupted only by a free throw by Jared Sullinger that
gave Boston a 93-91 lead with 3:39 remaining.
Then Nene tied the game with a short baseline jumper and Wall
gave the Wizards their first lead, 95-93, with a 20-footer with 2:5
to go. Marcin Gortat then blocked Sullinger’s shot and Ariza hit
his 3-pointer with 2:25 remaining to put Washington ahead
Boston was led by Avery Bradley with 26 points.