WASHINGTON -- The Boston Celtics were tired from playing the night before and so undermanned that they resorted to a 10-day-contract backcourt for part of the game. Cheap Jon Bostic Jersey . The Washington Wizards were again trying to erase the stigma of mediocrity. Surely, against this Celtics lineup, this would be the night they would end their long and laborious quest to get above .500. Never mind. The Celtics won. Jeff Green put the team on his shoulders and scored a season-high 39 points, while the Wizards wilted with a display of selfish basketball. Boston blew a 19-point first-half lead, but Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night for the 113-111 victory that snapped a 10-game road losing streak. "Lot of reasons to give up," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "And they didnt do that." Green shot early and often, finishing with career-highs in 3-pointers attempted (16) and made (8). Rookie Phil Pressey added a career-high 20 points. The Celtics played without Rajon Rando, Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless and at one point had Chris Johnson and Vander Blue, both on 10-day contracts, on the floor together in the second quarter. "I just put myself in the position where I had to be the man to carry the team and shoot the ball," Green said. "So thats what I did." John Wall had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double for Washington, but he went 9 for 29 from the field and missed a potential game-winning, contested 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime. The Wizards havent won a game to move above .500 since Halloween 2009 and have failed to win this season at 0-0, 9-9, 14-14, 19-19 and 20-20. The milestone has become such a psychological hurdle that coach Randy Wittman this week had to caution against thoughts that "all of a sudden fairy dust is going to fall on us if we get over .500." This time Wittman was angry because he said his players came down with a case of "I got mine," looking to pad their stats against a team that was supposed to be easy pickings. "I can get mine because who are we playing?" Wittman said forcefully. "You cannot screw with the basketball gods like that. It always comes back to get you. ... Every player in this league can play. Theyre in the NBA. Every player can play. And if you dont give them the respect, this is what happens." Wall pleaded guilty. "It starts with me," he said. "I took too many shots tonight and didnt move the ball like were supposed to in the first half. ... For some reason, we dont go out there in that first half when weve got an opportunity to go (above) .500 and play as a team. We get to playing selfish." Bostons Rondo sat out the second half of a back-to-back in his return from major knee surgery, Bradley is sidelined for about two weeks after spraining his right ankle against the Miami Heat the night before, and recently acquired guard Bayless missed his second consecutive game with a sprained left big toe and is day to day. Stevens therefore started a lineup consisting of a backup point guard -- undrafted rookie Pressey -- and four forwards. Blue made his NBA debut after being signed earlier in the day. The Wizards played the first half as if in slow motion, but the Celtics looked like their patchwork selves in the third quarter, committing a pair of offensive fouls during an 11-0 Wizards run. Martell Webster gave the Wizards their first lead of the game with a four-point play that made the score 88-87 with 6:37 remaining in regulation, but neither team could make a clutch shot in the final minute of the fourth quarter with the score tied. Pressey had made only 6 of 38 3-pointers all season, but he went 5 for 6 from 3-point range against the Wizards. His 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime gave the Celtics a 111-108 lead. The Wizards tied the game when Marcin Gortat made 1 of 2 free throws with 13.9 seconds left in the extra period, but they couldnt stop Wallace from making the winning basket. "We had a good start to the third quarter," Wizards forward Trevor Booker said. "But other than that, we played like doo-doo." NOTES: Bostons 10-game road skid was its longest since a 12-game streak in 2007. ... Booker returned after missing one game with a sprained left ankle. Cheap L.C. Greenwood Jersey . Therrien would not confirm his lineup for the game, but he did have the same line combinations practicing together for the third straight day which is usually a pretty good indication of what the lineup will be. Cheap Javon Hargrave Jersey . "I never commented to anyone that I wanted out," he explained. 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The more he watched players come through the front door, the more he knew he had to leave out the back one. At age 19 he was surrounded by people telling him he would be a star and the moment fellow rich club Chelsea came calling, he left. It proved to be a sideways step and he was never going to be given the amount of time in the team an inexperienced professional needed to excel. A brief loan spell at Bolton showcased his scoring abilities in the Premier League, but a return to Chelsea soon after simply showcased his ability to wear a tracksuit next to whichever manager the Blues had that year. By January, under his fourth manager in as many years, Rafa Benitez, Sturridge was ready to move on and Liverpool, desperate to add some depth scoring to a squad heavily reliant on Luis Suarez, stepped in with a £12 million offer. At the time the bid was seen as expensive by many, but Liverpool were thrilled to get a player of Sturridges quality for such a price. You will recall they spent over £70 million on Englishmen Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson, before Brendan Rodgers came to the club. His first appearance for his new club came at Old Trafford from the bench. Liverpool were down 2-0 at the half after a timid tactical approach, but Rodgers brought the forward on at half-time and within 12 minutes he had scored. Liverpool lost 2-1 but a message had been sent to Rodgers, Sturridge had clearly brought a great deal to their attack that had been missing in the opening half. (photo: fourfourtwo.com - Click For Larger Image) The Reds would go on to score 24 goals in their next nine Premier League matches, six of which Sturridge started alongside Suarez. The Uruguayan is a sensational centre forward but is not always easy to play with because of his all-around movement but Sturridges game fitted in well with the clubs talisman. Rodgers decided to play Suarez a little deeper but, with the flexible Sturridge playing in front of him, had a centre-forward who wouldnt get in his way and had a desire to show tremendous workrate with his movement. Inside a 4-2-3-1, the pair worked very well, helped by the intelligent Philippe Coutinho, who was able to play wide but also had the brain to move inside and make up the numbers in midfieldd when the team didnt have the ball, a trait that the often maligned Henderson also has. Cheap Sean Davis Jersey. The signing of Sturridge in January, along with Coutinho, was exactly what Rodgers needed in transitioning from the old direct style under former manager Kenny Dalglish, where wingers were told to get as many crosses in as possible, to a much more technical and cohesive attack based around movement and the key ability to find space. All of this was on show after Suarez missed the last four matches through suspension as Liverpool dismantled Newcastle 6-0 and Fulham 3-1, both away from home, with Sturridge claiming five goals in the two games. (photo: fourfourtwo.com - Click For Larger Image) Liverpools season opener last weekend against Stoke City was much the same. The game ended 1-0, after Sturridge became the leagues first goal scorer of the new campaign, but the home side created a number of goal scoring opportunities thanks to Sturridges ability to come deep and get other players involved around him. This causes opponents problems as either central defenders come out of their comfort zone and track Sturridge, leaving space in behind, or defensive midfielders come deeper and eventually ensure the team is far too deep to create much of an attacking threat. 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It was an outstanding goal helped by team-mates who didnt touch the ball and one that rightfully got his manager off his seat to applaud.Rodgers was full of praise this week for his young English striker and didnt stop short at a bold prediction: "I think he can be one of the top scorers in the league this year." The season is still very young but it is pretty clear Liverpool will not be labeled a one man team when Suarez returns and the Uruguayans return could do a lot more for the continued development of Sturridge. Stay tuned. Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Orioles Jerseys Cheap Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Indians Jerseys Cheap Rockies Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Astros Jerseys Cheap Royals Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Dodgers Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys ' ' '