Jamison Scores 27, Wizards Beat Celtics

Boston falls despite strong efforts from Pierce and KG
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 10:07 PM CDT
Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison takes a shot against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Washington. Washington won 109-95.    (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – Antawn Jamison returned from a shoulder injury to score 27 points, including a highlight dunk over Kevin Garnett, and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 109-95 Wednesday night to win the season series over the league's top team. Gilbert Arenas, in his third game back from knee surgery, added 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting in a relatively low-key 24 minutes.

Agent Zero's full range of flashy moves has yet to return, and he twice passed up easy fast break layups in the first half to set up teammates. Paul Pierce scored 28 points for the Celtics, who had 21 turnovers and have more or less been in exhibition mode since clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.