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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 five extra minutes were needed.

Boston never trailed in overtime, but it was tied at 111-111 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.

Green shot 14-of-26 from the floor and added a career-best eight triples for the Celtics, who were also without point guard Rajon Rondo (rest). Phil Pressey hit 5-of-6 from the arc and recorded a career-high 20 points and Jared Sullinger had 14 points with 11 rebounds.

John Wall tallied his second career triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the setback. Nene scored 17 points and Bradley Beal and Ariza finished with 14 apiece.

The Wizards fell to 0-5 on the season when playing with a .500 record.

Boston dominated the first half, leading 32-22 after 12 minutes and 61-43 at halftime. Washington shot just 37.2 percent from the field with half as many assists (14-7) as the visitors.

The third quarter was a different story. Ariza's trey at 8:53 opened a stretch of 11 straight Washington points. Boston remained in front, however, and owned a 76-73 edge heading into the fourth.

Martell Webster's four-point play midway through the frame gave the Wizards their first lead of the contest, 88-87. Sullinger followed with a jumper to restore Boston's lead, and there were four ties in the final 4:06 before Green's off-balance three tied it with 1:18 to play.

Game Notes

The Wizards had won four of five ... Washington outscored Boston 48-28 in the paint and outrebounded the Celtics 50-42 ... Both teams had 18 turnovers.

01/22 22:38:40 ET

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