Thomas scores 38, Celtics pull away to beat Wizards 117-108
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics pulled away late for a 117-108 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
Al Horford added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who won for the fifth time in six games and ended Washington’s three-game winning streak. Jae Crowder scored 20 and Terry Rozier had 11.
Bradley Beal led Washington with 35 points. Otto Porter Jr. scored 20 and Markieff Morris finished with 14.
Boston held John Wall to a season-low nine points. The star guard did have 10 assists for the Wizards, who fell to 19-19 a day after moving above .500 for the first time since November 2015.
The game got chippy several times and included five technical fouls — two of them on Boston for three-second violations. Another was on Beal, who went at it verbally and physically with Smart right up to the end.
Smart and Beal got tangled up under the Washington basket and both fell to the floor. Officials and teammates separated the two as they got up and exchanged words. Smart was called for a foul and Beal received a…