WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, the Washington Wizards frittered away a 23-point lead against the Boston Celtics but hung on for a grueling double-overtime win.
There was no repeat of that on Saturday night.
The Wizards ran off 13 consecutive points and took a 15-2 lead in the game’s first four minutes as they beat the Celtics 101-88.
Boston, which has lost four in a row is a much different team than they were 19 days ago, when they dropped that wild 133-132 game. They traded longtime point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Dec. 18, and are struggling to find their way.
“They weren’t going to let us back tonight,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “You could feel it, you could see it.”
Kris Humphries who played for Stevens last season led Washington, which has won eight of 10, with 18. Paul Pierce, the longtime Boston mainstay had 17.
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