Washington Wizards defeat Boston Celtics, 106-96

In the recent history of Celtics-Wizards games, Boston has hemmed and hawed and fallen behind, only to show its strength in the final quarter and pound out a victory.

Last night, Washington broke the pattern. The Wizards slammed down 30 points in the first quarter and held the Celtics to 17 while launching themselves to a 106-96 victory at TD Garden.

The last time the teams played, an 86-83 Celtic victory March 7, Wizards forward Andray Blatche scored 23 points but w...

The Celtics were down 21 points at halftime, after falling behind by almost 30 to the Washington Wizards.

They seemingly found 28 different ways to miss shots, layups, jumpers, 3-pointers, runners, free throws.

Two of their 31 first-half points were accidental, a Kendrick Perkins tipped rebound that had magically wandered through the hoop.

They had allowed 9 points on seven turnovers and were on their way to losing their 16th home game, 106-96, and as they went in...