Wizards hand Celtics 11th straight loss
Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Antawn Jamison erupted for 34 points and
gathered seven rebounds to help the Washington Wizards down the slumping
Boston Celtics, 105-91, at TD Banknorth Garden.
Gilbert Arenas dropped in 23 points and dished out six assists while Caron
Butler posted a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards,
who have won six of their last seven contests.
Delonte West had 22 points and 11 assists for Boston, which has dropped 11 in
a row. Boston’s franchise-record losing streak was a 13-game slide during the
Ryan Gomes totaled 20 points and eight boards, and Gerald Green added 14
Washington outscored its opponent 29-20 in the third quarter to turn a two-
point deficit into a 77-70 advantage.
The Wizards used an 8-3 burst, capped by Jamison’s lay-in, to establish a
73-66 edge with 1:39 on the clock. Brendan Haywood later pushed the lead to
seven with a layup at the buzzer.
Five straight points by Green sliced Boston’s deficit to four early in the
fourth, but the road team responded with a 10-2 run to extend the lead to
double-digits. Jamison banged in a pair of three-pointers in the stretch, and
Etan Thomas polished things off with a layup to make it 90-78 with 6:56 on the
Then, following a Gomes layup, Washington rattled off 11 points in a row to
seal the victory.
The Wizards are 9-13 as the visitor this season…The Celtics have lost 18 of
their last 20 games…This was the third and final meeting of the regular
season between these two clubs. The Wizards swept the series.