Boston Celtics defeat Washington Wizards, 99-88

Paul Pierce and Caron Butler could not keep themselves from crashing into each other early on, and not wanting to risk losing his captain for a second time this season, coach Doc Rivers chose to sit him the final 13 minutes 32 seconds of the Celtics’ 99-88 win over the Wizards last night.

Calling it a mid-mild left ankle sprain, Pierce will have X-rays today.

He initially came out of the game after colliding with Butler with 2:01 left in the first quarter, bruising h...

In a way, it wasn’t just a taunt, it was an insult to a team that made locking down scorers its business.

Caron Butler, one of the last pillars of the disaster area that is the Washington Wizards, was pinned in the corner by Brian Scalabrine near the Celtics’ bench.

Butler tried a crossover, but he lost the dribble.

He picked the ball back up and heaved a three with Scalabrine extending his arm in a futile attempt to block it. After it splashed through the net, th...