Posted November 07, 2012 on
AP on Fox
Brandon Bass scored five straight points in overtime, helping the Boston Celtics pull out a 100-94 win over the Washington Wizards on the back end of a home-and-home Wednesday night.
Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had 18 points and 14 assists and reserve Jason Terry had 16 points. Bass finished with 11.
Bradley Beal, Kevin Seraphin and Martell Webster each scored 16 points for the Wizards (0-3).
Bass hit a tiebreaking free throw, making it 93-92, then scored on a twisting layup on the next possession. He added a breakaway dunk with 37.7 seconds left to help seal it.
Boston (2-2) beat the Wizards 89-86 in Washington on Saturday night.
Reserve Chris Singleton's clean drive down the lane for a dunk tied the game with 9.4 seconds left. Rondo then missed a jumper as the horn sounded, sending the game to OT.
Beal's 3-pointer from the top of the key had given the Wizards an 83-82 lead with 68 seconds left, and they made it 84-82 when Webster hit a free throw after Garnett was whistled for a technical.
But Garnett was fouled on Boston's ensuing possession and hit both free throws, tying it. Pierce then stole the ball from Seraphin at midcourt and was fouled, hitting the first of two to push Boston ahead 85-84.
After Webster turned the ball over trying to drive the lane, Rondo hit one of two free throws to make it 86-84 with 27 seconds left.
Singleton nailed two free throws tying it at 86 before Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper from the top of the key to push Boston back in front.
Boston had taken a 71-60 lead with just over 10 minutes to play on Paul Pierce's three-point play, coming on just his second basket of the game, when he was fouled on a fast-break layup. The Wizards then climbed back mostly behind the play of Singleton, who scored six of Washington's eight points as it narrowed the gap to 77-76 on Webster's 3 with 5:19 left.
After Terry nailed a 3 for Boston, the Wizards scored the next four points, tying it 80-all on Seraphin's dunk with 3 1/2 minutes to play.
The Celtics had trailed by seven in a first half that mostly featured poor shooting and sluggish play - except when Garnett was on the floor - but scored the initial five points after the break to tie the game at 42.
Garnett had 10 rebounds, two blocked shots and seven points in the first half and the Celtics outscored the Wizards by 11 when he was on the floor.
Washington pulled to a 49-44 lead midway into the third quarter on Beal's three-point play before Boston closed the quarter by scoring 12 of the final 14 points to grab a 66-58 lead entering the final quarter. Chris Wilcox, still working back into shape after heart surgery last season, sparked the run with six points and Terry had a pair of baskets.
Washington shot just 29 percent in the opening quarter and trailed 21-16 at the break, but used a 20-7 run midway into the second en route to a 42-37 halftime edge.
NOTES: Garnett had 10 rebounds in just his first 7:09 of play, collecting his 10th only 16 seconds into the second quarter. ... Wizards C Nene was out again with plantar fasciitis of his left foot. He hasn't played yet this season. ... Washington G Jordan Crawford, who tweaked his ankle in the loss to Boston Saturday, returned to action. ... Boston rookie F Jared Sullinger started his second straight game and coach Doc Rivers had a simple answer why. ''We're playing the same team,'' he said. ... The Celtics host Philadelphia Friday before playing four of five on the road. ... The Celtics were given a delay of game warning because Garnett wasn't ready for the tip, going through his usual pregame ritual when he goes under one of the baskets and slightly bangs his head against a padded support to get motivated.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Jared Sullinger starts again for the Celtics as they face the Wiards for the second straight game. Doc Rivers was asked before the game why Sullinger was starting again, which he met with a simple answer. “We’re playing the same team!” Rivers joked. “I do like Jared in the lineup. I just think he just [...]
Rajon Rondo is one of the smartest basketball players in the NBA, but how does he fare in an actual classroom? Pretty well, apparently. The Celtics point guard dropped by some schools on Tuesday morning to meet with kids, and he also did a little teaching of his own. At Burke High School in Dorchester, the All-Star took to the whiteboard to teach some algebra. “Teaching freshman...
The CLNS Radio Boston Celtics Post Game series continues their season-long initiative to cover every single Boston Celtics game. Tonight the Celtics take on the Wizards in Boston. CLNS Radio has teamed up with SB Nation’s CelticsBlog to simulcast every post game show. We will also be partnering with CelticsBlog to bring you a joint video Post Game Report, following every...
During the CLNS Radio Celtics Postgame Show last night, CLNS Locker Room reporter Jared Weiss discussed the visit to the Boston Celtics locker room by the recently retired Keyon Dooling to hang out with some of his old teammates and share some wisdom prior to the game against the Washington Wizards. Little did [...]
To say the Celtics have been bad defensively this year would be an understatement. Through three games (HUGE sample size) the Celtics are 24th in defensive efficiency. Take that stat with a grain of salt (the Miami Heat are 29th in defensive efficiency ahead of only the Detroit Pistons), but if you’ve been watching this season you know that the Celtics have been pretty painful...
The Celtics ground out their second win of the season to get to .500 as they beat the Wizards 100-94 at home in overtime. Five Celtics were in double figures and the bench finally came through for the Celtics in the win. The game went back and forth throughout with 13 ties and 14 lead changes. The Celtics built an 11 point lead at one point while the Wizards biggest lead was 7...
In Episode 6 of Jason Terry is a Celtic from NOC, Jet tries his hand at parking cars and decides that it's a bit pricey.
[Discuss on CG Forums!]
The Celtics swept their home-and-home series against the Washington Wizards. Boston needed overtime to best the opposition on their home floor, but survived by a score of 100-94.
Brandon Bass tallied five big points in overtime, giving the Celtics an 97-92 lead. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce iced the the game with free throws.
Bass was on the court for most of the end of regulation...
BOSTON -- Chris Wilcox wasn't on the floor when the Celtics finally defeated the Wizards in overtime Wednesday night. Boston's backup center wasn't playing down the stretch of regulation, when Washington rallied to force OT. In fact, Wilcox, working his way back from heart surgery, logged only three minutes and 41 seconds in the game. However, he made every second...
Like us on Facebook Celtics 100, Wizards 94 (OT) The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald (AP), WEEI, CSNNE (video), ESPN Boston “Rapid Reaction” Boston Globe Celtics’ win over the Wizards not too much to be proud of – So far the C’s are not looking like the team we think they are. CSNNE Wilcox makes most of minutes [...]
Celtics – 100, Wizards – 94 On Wednesday night Boston was treated to the first snow storm of the year, making getting around the city far more difficult than it should have been. Inside the Garden, the going was equally tough for the Celtics, who were forced into overtime by a Washington Wizards team missing [...]
The Celtics snuck past the Wizards 100-94 in overtime Wednesday night at the TD Garden. It was their second win over Washington in five days. Kevin Garnett led the team with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Rajon Rondo was right behind with 18 points and 14 assists. The team returns to action Friday night when they host the 76ers.
Celtics win over the Wizards not much to be proud...
Praise Jesus he is not our coach.
Yes, we only have one win and barely beat the lowly Wiards. Yes, our offense doesn't have a flow at times. Yes, we have 9 new players learning a system. Yes, we only have 3 players since our championship team. Yes, our highly anticipated bench has not played as great as we expected. All that said though, I am so happy I am not the Los Angeles...
After last week’s highest live-listener count, Crunchtime with Macattack tries to break the mark again as sports fanatic Pat Curley joins the show to break down the week that was in sports. The Patriots return to action in a pivotal divisional game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Do the Bills have any fight [...]