Wizards Vs. Celtics: Washington Competes, But Falls Late, 104-88

This wasn't an awful game for the Wizards. They were in the game late against the second-best team in the Eastern Conference. In the end, the Celtics handled business in a 104-88 win.

That said, they didn't exactly do anything to take control of the game late against a Celtics bunch that allowed Washington to hang around before finally slamming the door.

Rajon Rondo was a problem. He had 20 points and 14 assists while shooting a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line.

The Ted Leonsis Approved Big Three™ of John Wall, Andray Blatche and Jordan Crawford had 20, 20 and 19 points respectively, so that was nice although Wall and Crawford combined for 13 turnovers on their own. Fun fact: Blatche has the most double-doubles in the NBA so far this April (five).

There's not much else in the stat sheet to point to. The Celtics shot 50 percent from the field -- compared to 45 percent for the Wizards -- but they missed 12 of thier 13 three-point attempts. Kevin Garnet did his Kevin Garnett thing, scoring some key buckets, throwing down dunks and netting 15 points on 8 shots. Paul Pierce got 12 points at the free throw line to offset a 5-for-14 shooting night.

In the end, the Wizards just didn't have enough to pull out a win on the road. Next up, Atlanta at home on Saturday night.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.