Celts Hold off Winless Wizards Behind Ray Allen’s 27 Points

Allen heats up in 4th to lead Celtics over Wizards

      BOSTON (AP) – Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth
quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the second straight night
over Washington, beating the winless Wizards 100-92 on Monday

      Paul Pierce had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics
(3-3), who pulled to .500 after losing their first three games of
the season. Rookie Greg Stiemsma, making his first start, had 13
points and seven rebounds, and reserve Brandon Bass scored 12.

      Andray Blatche led Wizards (0-5) with 28 points and nine
rebounds, JaVale McGee had 17 points and 14 boards, and John Wall
had 11 points. Head coach Flip Saunders didn't see much of the game
from the bench after he was ejected 1:46 into the contest.

      Allen was 6 for 7 from beyond the 3-point line.

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