Celtics beat Wizards to end 4-game slide

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) makes a move against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had 13 points and 12 assists, Al Horford scored 18 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 107-96 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.Marcus Morris added 17 points and nine rebounds, Marcus Smart scored 16 points, and Jaylen Brown added 13. The Celtics won for the first time since the All-Star break to avoid their first five-game skid in more than four years.ADVERTISEMENT Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Quarters-bound Phoenix keeps defensive vigor up Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The lead didn’t last long. After shooting 62.5 percent (15 for 24) in the third quarter, Washington opened the fourth 3 for 11 and went 4:21 without scoring.Brown scored five points during a 9-3 run that put Boston up 91-86.TIP-INSWizards: Entered the game three games back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. … Beal had 10 points in the first quarter to account for half of Washington’s scoring. … Beal averaged 30.9 points in February while shooting 52.2 percent from the field. … The Wizards didn’t get a field goal until Beal’s dunk with 6:16 left in the first quarter.Celtics: Haven’t lost five straight since Nov. 21-Dec. 2, 2014. … C Aron Baynes (foot contusion) missed his 11th straight game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UP NEXTWizards: Host Minnesota on Sunday night.Celtics: Host the Houston Rockets on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boston held Washington scoreless for more than four minutes in the fourth quarter.Bradley Beal had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, and Tomas Satoransky and Jeff Green each had 15 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWashington had a 53-46 rebounding advantage, but had 18 turnovers and couldn’t overcome a cold stretch in the fourth quarter. The Wizards losing for the fifth time in six games.Jabari Parker hit a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to pull the Wizards to 82-81, then opened the fourth with a 16-foot jumper. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more