Wallace helps Celtics edge Wizards in OT
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Green netted a season-high 39 points and Gerald Wallace scored the game-winning layup with 2.9 seconds left in overtime as the shorthanded Boston Celtics edged the Washington Wizards, 113-111, from Verizon Center.
Trevor Ariza's 3-pointer with 1:39 left in regulation gave Washington a three- point edge, but Green's one-footed heave from 27-feet found the net to tie it at the other end. Nene missed a pair of jumpers in the final 10.8 seconds and the game headed to the extra session.
Boston never trailed in overtime, but it was tied at 111 after Marcin Gortat split a pair of free throws with 13.9 ticks remaining. Out of a timeout, Wallace, who was starting in place of the injured Avery Bradley (ankle), drove to the basket and converted to help Boston snap its three-game losing skid.
John Wall tallied his second career triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the setback. The Wizards fell to 0-5 on the season when playing with a .500 record.
01/22 22:05:07 ET