Celtics Vs. Wizards: Washington Holds On For OT Win In Zany Game

The Wizards pulled out a wild win in overtime against Boston's bench. What a home finale.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards: Washington Holds On In OT To Win Home Finale

I'm struggling for words here, guys. This game was the most perfect, terrible, bizarre, awesome, perfect home finale for the Wizards. It's over now, and the Wizards (SOMEHOW) held on for a 95-94 win in OT.

It came down to the wire in regulation, and again in overtime. There were missed dunks, big shots and JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche fouling out in OT, leaving the Wizards with Kevin Seraphin and Yi Jianlian in big spots. It was ridiculous.

I think my head just exploded. But I'll have more after the postgame. For now, as a reminder, here's how we got to overtime:

The Wizards and Celtics are treating the Verizon Center to a fun game in the Verizon Center season finale. The teams are headed to overtime tied 84-84 after Jordan Crawford hits a last-second jumper to tie it up.

It looked like Carlos Arroyo had put the game on ice with a pair of steals in the final minutes. But John Wall brought the Wizards back into, drawing a foul on Arroyo on a three-point attempt, and hitting all three free throws to close the gap to 83-82.

Flip Saunders stomped and screamed for a five-second call as the Celtics inbounded out of a timeout but didn't get it. The Celtics got the ball in to Von Wafer, who bricked the first of two free throws, setting up the Wizards final possession.

An exciting way to go out at the Verizon Center, even if Boston was holding four of its starters out of the game.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards: Free Basketball As Game Heads To Overtime Tied 84-84

The Wizards and Celtics are treating the Verizon Center to a fun game in the Verizon Center season finale. The teams are headed to overtime tied 84-84 after Jordan Crawford hits a last-second jumper to tie it up.

It looked like Carlos Arroyo had put the game on ice with a pair of steals in the final minutes. But John Wall brought the Wizards back into, drawing a foul on Arroyo on a three-point attempt, and hitting all three free throws to close the gap to 83-82.

Flip Saunders stomped and screamed for a five-second call as the Celtics inbounded out of a timeout but didn't get it. The Celtics got the ball in to Von Wafer, who bricked the first of two free throws, setting up the Wizards final possession.

An exciting way to go out at the Verizon Center, even if Boston was holding four of its starters out of the game.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards: Washington Has Hands Full With Celtics, Trail 44-37

This was supposed to be a little easier with the Celtics sitting their starters, and maybe it is. But the Wizards still have their hands full with Boston's JV team and the halftime score, 44-37 in Boston's favor, reflects that.

The Wizards looked asleep early as the Wizards jumped out to a 12-2 lead early and 23-19 lead after the first quarter. Not a good look, given the Celtics are relying on Delonte West and Jeff Greene at the offensive end. West had just three points in the first quarter, but picked it up the second finishing the half with 11 points. Jermaine O'Neal has also turned back the clock, with 10 points at the break, including a left-handed dunk on Andray Blatche's head.

Meanwhile, the Wizards have picked it up, too. JaVale McGee has delighted and frustrated in a first half that was more or less  a microcosm of his career. Tantalizing potential displayed on an array dunks, rebounds and blocked shots -- even a surprise behind-the-back assist on the break -- intertwined with an equal amount of irrational post maneuvers, etc.

John Wall leads the Wizards with 13 points despite shooting just 3-of-10 from the field. He has hit 7-of-8 free throws.

Be sure to check out video of McGee's pass on SB Nation DC. You will be happy.

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Celtics Vs. Wizards: John Wall & Co. Look For Win In Season's Last Home Game

It's Wizards vs. Celtics, the last home game of the season for Washington. So it's nice of Boston to give the home outfit a fighting chance by sitting all of their most talented players. (Question: Is this good or bad for the home fans? Pro: The Wizards -- now one-point favorites in Vegas -- stand a realistic chance to get out of here with a win. Con: The paying customers don't get to hear Kevin Garnett swear at people in person.)

I don't usually do this, but in this case I will. Here are the starting lineups:

Celtics
PG: Delonte West
SG: Von Wafer
SF: Jeff Green
PF: Glen Davis
C: Jermaine O'Neal

Wizards
PG: John Wall
SG: Jordan Crawford
SF: Maurice Evans
PF: Andray Blatche
C: JaVale McGee

Von Wafers fans rejoice!

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