Celtics Vs. Wizards: Despite 27-Point Performance From John Wall, Washington Falls 100-94 To Boston

Playing without Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen, Paul Pierce filled the void for the Celtics, who defeated Washington for the third time this season.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards: Suddenly, John Wall's Not Part Of The Problem Anymore

The Washington Wizards have many problems, but at least John Wall's recent play shows he is not among them.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards Final Score: Paul Pierce Scores Season High 34 Points As Washington Loses To Boston 100-94

The Washington Wizards fell to the Boston Celtics 100-94 on Sunday afternoon at Verizon Center. The Celtics were playing without Rajon Rondo, and lost Ray Allen to an apparent knee injury just ten minutes into the game. But Paul Pierce picked up the slack for the Celts, scoring a season-high 34 points. Pierce carried Boston throughout the afternoon, adding 10 assists to go along with his productive scoring output.

For the Wizards, John Wall had 27 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor. Wall had one of his best games of the year, dishing out seven assists and grabbing ten rebounds. He was able to consistently get to line and was perfect from the charity stripe, hitting all nine attempts. But Pierce was too much to handle for Washington, who lost to the Celtics for the third time this year and fell to 2-14 on the season.

They now travel to Philadelphia on Monday night to face the 76ers.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards Score Update: Without Rajon Rondo And Ray Allen, Boston Leads Washington 49-40 At Half

Playing without Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics lead the Washington Wizards 49-40 after one half at Verizon Center. In addition to Rondo, the Celtics lost Ray Allen after just ten minutes of play. The veteran guard left the floor with an apparent knee injury, but not before he scored seven points. Paul Pierce leads the Celtics with 18 points, and is a perfect eight for eight from the free-throw line.

John Wall leads the Wizards with 14 points, as he has managed to get into the lane and get to the line, hitting all six of his free-throw attempts. After missing all seven shots he took on Friday against the Nuggets, Andray Blatche has eight points on four of nine shooting. Washington will need to improve its efficiency on the offensive end to get back in it against a depleted Celtics team.

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Ray Allen Injury Update: Celtics' Guard Hurts Ankle, Will Not Return Vs. Wizards Uncertain

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington Wizards may have caught a break in their quest to get their third victory of the season. Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen suffered a jammed left ankle and is questionable to return, the Celtics announced.

UPDATE: The Celtics have ruled him out for the rest of the game.

The play took place midway through the second quarter. Allen was trying to chase Nick Young coming around a screen and was tripped by Jan Vesely. He got up and walked off the floor on his own power, but went to the locker room and has not returned since.

So far, the Celtics have not missed him, as they lead, 49-40, at halftime.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards: Flip Saunders Talks Andray Blatche Regaining Trust From Wizards Fanbase

Washington, D.C. -- Prior to Sunday's matinee game between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, head coach Flip Saunders responded to a few questions from the media regarding Andray Blatche. Blatch has struggled mightily on the court recently, and the negative fan reaction he has been receiving from the home crowd at the Verizon Center has been noticed by opposing players and national media alike.

"As I said to Dray, you're in a situation where you lost some trust from the fans. How you get that trust back is by just doing little things," Saunders said.

"Sometimes you get in quicksand and the harder you try, the more you fall. Sometimes it's better to just settle down and do the little things - play hard, rebound, and as a team we can help. You know, winning cures a lot of those things. Hopefully we can help him get through that."

When asked about if Blatche might respond better to coming off the bench, Saunders noted that "he's a big boy. He can deal with it - it's all part of it; we'll get him through it. We're not going to make a decision where he starts or not based on what the fan reaction is."

How Blatche performs on Sunday against the Celtics could go a long way in either repairing or further damaging his tenuous relationship with Wizards season ticket holders. Saunders continues to believe that things will get better if the team starts to win, and that important journey starts today.

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Rajon Rondo Injury Update: Boston Point Guard Will Not Play Against Washington

The Boston Celtics (5-9) will be without star point guard Rajon Rondo when the face the Washington Wizards (2-13) Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center. Via the team's official twitter feed:

Rajon Rondo, Keyon Dooling and Chris Wilcox are out today vs. Wizards.
Jan 22 via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply

Rondo averaged 13.5 assists against Washington in back-to-back eight-point victories to start 2012. Avery Bradley will take Rondo's spot in the Boston starting lineup.

This will be the second game in a row Rondo has missed. Friday night, without the dynamic point guard, the Celtics lost 79-71 to Phoenix, scoring their fewest amount of points in the past eight seasons.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards: John Wall, JaVale McGee Look To Lead Washington To Victory Over Boston

The Washington Wizards (2-13) will be looking for their third win of the year when they welcome the Boston Celtics (5-9) to the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon.

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