Celtics end road trip with OT win over Wizards

Losers of three straight, two coming on their three-game road trip, the Celtics snapped the losing streak and will head back to Boston on a good note after defeating the Wizards, 113-111, in overtime Wednesday night. It was the first overtime game for the team all season.

Considering the number of players sitting out due to rest or injury it was a good road win for the C’s, despite having led 61-43 at the half and allowing the Wizards to get back in the game.

Gerald Wallace’s full-court layup with 2.5 seconds left in the overtime period was what lifted the Celtics to the win. Jeff Green carried the team, scoring a season-high 39 points and pulling down nine rebounds. Phil Pressey had a solid game as well, finishing with 20 points

Washington was led by John Wall who recorded a triple-double, 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Celtics will return home Friday night (7:30, CSNNE) when they host Kevin Durant and the Thunder.

What they’ll be saying: Even though the team blew another early lead, it was still an impressive win on the road playing on back-to-back nights. The team was without Rajon Rondo (rest) and Avery Bradley (sprained ankle) so they needed players like Green to step up. The win also snapped a 10-game road losing streak for the C’s.


Dr. Dre is king of hip hop with…

With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean "Diddy" Combs from the…


Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S.…

A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.


Bloomberg: Going green will grant you longer life…

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Metro that cities are where fighting global warming can make a difference, and increase people’s lifespan.


Ban Ki Moon: "Climate change is an issue…

My message to you is: make your voice heard and your actions count. Change is in the air. Solutions exist. The race is on. It’s time to lead.


Craig Ferguson wants you to see his new…

Craig Ferguson thinks his new game show will become "a comedy show in which a game is played and money is won."


Anthony Anderson on dealing with your 'ish'

Anthony Anderson discusses finding the humor in his "Black-ish" family.


Photos: See who Robert Pattinson was caught holding…

Robert Pattinson has a new girlfriend.

The Word

The Word: Kris and Bruce Jenner's predictably public…

They said it wouldn't last — mostly because of that separation almost a year ago. And now, more than a year later, Kris and Bruce…


Bud Selig honors Derek Jeter as both prepare…

Bud Selig’s 22-year reign as commissioner will end Sunday, and while it’s had its share of negative moments, it also had Derek Jeter.


Column: Geno Smith not the answer for Jets…

There were highs for Jets quarterback Geno Smith in Monday night’s loss to the Bears and there were incredible lows.


3 things that went right in Jets loss…

It wasn't the result the Jets wanted, a 27-19 loss to the Bears, but this team deserves some credit.


Here's the 8 best and worst sporting goodbyes

With Derek Jeter set to retire following the 2014 Major League Baseball season, we look back at some of the great and not-so-great sporting goodbyes.


NYC fall real estate hot list

The upcoming developments and areas everyone's buzzing about.


Milan Fashion Week shows the best of Italian…

Metro rounds up the cut of the collections at Milan Fashion Week.


The 2014 Maker Faire saw robots, printers and…

Got a broken button maker? There’s a fix for that – and Tony Stanzione of the Fixers’ Collective says he can show you how.


First look: Uniqlo's fall/winter 2014 kids collection

Get a sneak peek at Uniqlo's kids and babies fall/winter 2014 line.