ISAIAH Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards, 117-108, on Wednesday in Boston (Thursday, Manila time).
The Celtics took control in the endgame after a three tight quarters, with Thomas hitting three triples in the fourth.
Thomas went 14 for 29 in 38 minutes of action as the Celtics got back on track after a loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Jae Crowder scored 20 on 7 of 10 shooting, while Al Horford had 16 points and was a rebound short of a double-double as Boston notched its 24th win against 15 losses.
The Wizards saw their win streak end at three and now hold an even 19-19 record.
Bradley Beal had 35 points on 13 of 26 shooting, while Otto Porter scored 20 for Washington.
John Wall had only nine points on a miserable 4 of 21 shooting.