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Wizards Erase 18-Point Deficit, Top Celtics 106-99

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Washington Wizards' Nene Hilario (42) drives past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Washington Wizards' Nene Hilario (42) drives past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Trevor Ariza scored 27 points and hit a 3-pointer that capped a fourth-quarter run that carried the Washington Wizards to a 106-99 comeback win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday.

Trailing 92-84, Ariza started the 14-1 rally with a jumper from the right corner. John Wall had five of his 20 points in the surge, which was interrupted only by a free throw by Jared Sullinger that gave Boston a 93-91 lead with 3:39 remaining.

Then Nene tied the game with a short baseline jumper and Wall gave the Wizards their first lead, 95-93, with a 20-footer with 2:5 to go. Marcin Gortat then blocked Sullinger's shot and Ariza hit his 3-pointer with 2:25 remaining to put Washington ahead 98-93.

Boston was led by Avery Bradley with 26 points.

This program aired on December 21, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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