Sunday evening, Boston raced out to a 19-point halftime advantage and cruised to a 94-86 victory. Kevin Garnett scored 24 points--his best regular-season scoring output since March--to lead the Celtics, while Rajon Rondo tallied a triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists. John Wall nearly reached a triple-double of his own, putting up 19 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists. The Wizards' 2-of-16 mark on three-point attempts proved costly.
Remarkably, the 86 points Washington scored Sunday stands as a season-high. The Wizards rank dead last in the NBA in points per game, averaging 83.5. The Celtics have proven surprisingly vulnerable on defense; the once-stalwart unit has allowed 97.8 points per game in 2011/12. Only five teams have been worse.