Magical Pixels, Wizards vs. Celtics: Washington steals one to complete three-game road sweep

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Trevor Athreeza dropped in 27 points as the Washington Wizards rode an 18-1 fourth-quarter run to steal one against the Boston Celtics and complete a three-game Atlantic Division road sweep.

The Washington Wizards showed some gumption yesterday, rallying to win 106-99 against the Boston Celtics after trailing significantly for much of the game.

Trevor Ariza carried Washington offensively with 27 points on 9-of-18 shooting (5-of-8 form three), and the Wizards rode an 18-1 fourth quarter to victory. John Wall had a great game with 20 points, nine assists and six steals, and Kevin Seraphin came up huge in the first half, finishing the game with 13 points (6-of-9 shooting) and six rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench. Nene was solid as always, finishing with 13 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench, but Bradley Beal struggled with his shot, scoring only nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.

An obligatory Steez update, Jordan Crawford finished with 11 points and eight assists but also committed five turnovers as he was hounded defensively by Wall all game.

Great team win to complete a 3-0 road trip against Atlantic Division teams, and give the Wizards some momentum heading into a five-day layoff before their next game Friday in Minnesota. Hopefully Beal and Nene can use the time off to get healthier. On to the Pixels.

KEY LINKS

Road team recaps: BF StoryStream | Washington Post (gamerAriza sidebar) | CSN Washington (recapsidebar) | Wiz of AwesDC Pro Sports ReportTed's TakeWizards.comMonumental Network

Home team recaps: CelticsBlog | Boston Globe (gamerSteez sidebar) | Boston Herald (gamerSteez sidebar) | MassLive | CSN New England (recapSteez sidebar) | ESPN BostonNESNWorcester TelegramMetro West Daily NewsHardwood HoudiniCeltics HubCLNS RadioWEEIBostInno

Game highlights

Postgame interviews: Randy Wittman John WallTrevor ArizaNeneBradley BealMarcin Gortat

KEY STATS

5:16 - The amount of time the Celtics went without a field goal as the Wizards completed an 18-1 run down the stretch in the fourth quarter. Avery Bradley broke the basket-less streak with a three-pointer with 35 seconds to play and a Washington win virtually secured.

TWEETS OF THE NIGHT

VIDEO/GIF OF THE NIGHT

Glorious. (H/T @Wiz_Spurtin)

If you want the audio of Wall's photobomb of Webster's photobomb of Ariza's postgame interview, here you go. (H/T @Truth_About_It)

Admit it. You can't watch that greatness enough.

GAMETHREAD COMMENT OF THE NIGHT

qthaballa

The resolve shown by this team today makes me warm inside

As I was getting dressed to leave the gym one day, I overheard 4 dudes in the locker room saying "We need to come to the gym with our own 5, every time we pick up somebody they try to carry the team" lmaoooooooo

http://www.rockmnation.com/2009/4/24/850586/so-you-wanna-post-a-picture

GAMETHREAD ROLLCALL

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1 Craig_ 98
2 qthaballa 92
3 DCrez 85
4 JimmyWall 79
5 Wall_Hopeful 77
6 souldrummer 51
7 _Chris 42
8 FTT 33
9 DCeee 28
10 Banode 21
11 WIZ SPURTIN 16
12 DavidDunn 13
13 little stevie colter 13
14 Krobify 13
15 LRJ 13
16 KurisuDevil 9
17 hotplate 9
18 Baird15 7
19 DCPerspective 4
20 b3nz 4
21 Jordo 4
22 sierradave 4
23 oakhillsteeze 4
24 ExtraSpecialBitter 4
25 Durant 3
26 pplchamp 3
27 johnwallposterizes 3
28 daca 3
29 ShanghaiExpat 3
30 John Wall Stan 3
31 Mike Prada 3
32 khrabb 2
33 bartek.biadasiewicz 1
34 ts35 1
35 rsilbe 1
36 Hausernberg 1
37 All dc and unc 1
38 HijackedD 1
39 Rattling Bones 1
40 dave21110 1
41 thewiz06 1
42 SladeKillah 1
43 Llamaman 1
44 RonCarlos 1

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