Using a fourth quarter run to put the game away, the Wizards beat the Celtics 105-91 Sunday night in Boston. Antawn Jamison poured in 34 points, his second straight game scoring 30 or more points, to lead the Wizards. Gilbert Arenas added 23 points, while Caron Butler bounced back from Friday night's nine-point game in Detroit to score 21 and grab 11 boards.
Up 80-76 at the nine minute mark, the Wizards used a 21-4 run to go up 21 points late in the game.
"He was 34 and 35 for back-to-back nights for our captain," said Eddie Jordan. "He was really big. Antawn understands what we are. He understand that these are the type of games, he and Antonio (Daniels), and Gilbert (Arenas), but they verbalize it, Antwan and Antonio. They verbalize it to our team the fact that we have to win games, we have to concentrate. We can’t take a back seat on concentration and effort. These are the types of games we have to win to establish ourselves as one of the contenders of the East."
The win ensured the Wizards will enter the week as the East's top team. Washington, who has now won three straight games on the road, host the Pistons Tuesday night at Verizon Center.