Celtics blow 18-point lead in loss to Wizards

As has been the case in many games this season, the Celtics came out strong out of the gates and built an 18-point lead in the first half against the Wizards, but the visitors controlled play most of the second half, including outscoring the Celtics 32-23 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 106-99 win over the Celtics Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.

Avery Bradley had a strong game for the C’s with a team-high 26 points. Jared Sullinger and Brandon Bass each recorded double-doubles despite the loss with 22 and 11 points respectively and both pulling down 11 rebounds. Jeff Green added 13 points in the loss. The Celtics are now 12-16 on the year and 6-7 at home.

John Wall led the Wizards with 26 points and nine assists along with Trevor Ariza who had 27 points in the comeback win.

The Celtics will be back in action tomorrow night (6:00, CSNNE) in Indiana when they take on one of the best teams in the NBA in the Pacers.

What they’ll be saying: There is no denying the effort the Celtics have put forth in all of their games this season, just unfortunately for them they have blown a few too many double-digit leads this season including Saturday afternoon. Washington got back into the game from three-point range as they finished with eight in the win. The Celtics shot well from the floor, just under 50 percent, but poor shot selection in the fourth quarter was one of the few reasons for the C’s collapse. The team has no time to dwell on the loss as they will be back in action just over 24 hours after the loss against the Pacers in head coach Brad Stevens’ return to Indiana.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

NY judge throws out lawsuit by Empire State…

A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which longtime investors in the Empire State Building claimed they were shortchanged out of hundreds of millions of dollars…

Local

Mysterious white flags appear over Brooklyn Bridge

Two white flags mysteriously appeared over the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday in place of the American flags that are a traditional fixture.

National

Judge sets January start for murder trial of…

By Elizabeth BarberBOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin…

National

Donut capers stymie police in Oregon

For more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing donuts in lawns and leaving cakes strewn about the streets.

Arts

Don't miss 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' at the…

Have you been meaning to see "Charles James: Beyond Fashion"? There are only two weeks left to get to the Met and catch this amazing American fashion designer's collection.

Television

Zac Posen talks 'Project Runway' and what it…

We talked to Zac Posen, judge and designer extraordinaire, about the new season of "Project Runway" and what keeps him coming back after three seasons.

Television

'Face Off' contestant David 'DOC' O'Connell sounds off…

David "DOC" O'Connell tells us about getting cast on Season 7 of Syfy's "Face Off," premiering tonight at 9.

Arts

PHOTO: Wildlife photographer Marc Mol captures amazing aerial…

This aerial image was taken by photographer Marc Mol who spotted the animals during an air safari in Zambia.

NFL

David Tyree hiring has gay rights advocates angry

Former Giants Super Bowl hero David Tyree will re-join the franchise as its new director of player development.

NFL

Ben McAdoo's new offense has Giants excited to…

Even Tom Coughlin feels he has a lot to learn about offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s new offense, which makes the veteran coach very excited.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead…

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead pack

NFL

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will…

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will win Super Bowl?

Tech

Learn Braille with these gloves

U.S. scientists have designed high-tech gloves to help users understand Braille in a matter of minutes.

Home

5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.

Food

Recipe: Wolfgang Puck's Buttermilk French Toast

We recently spent some time chatting with restauranteur/celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Wolfgang Puck American Grille in the Borgata in Atlantic City. Puck wanted…

Style

Go retro with your sneakers

The best of wacky new sneakers.