Ish Smith was treated to “M-V-P!” chants as he scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to lead the lowly Washington Wizards past the Boston Celtics 99-=94.

The Celtics were missing Kemba Walker. Smith had scored a career-high 32 in Washington's previous game. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points for Boston but shot 7 for 22, Marcus Smart was 3 for 14, Jayson Tatum was 8 for 20, and Gordon Hayward was 4 for 11, including an air ball on a wide-open 3 attempt with under 90 seconds remaining.

The Wizards' past three wins were against Boston, Denver and Miami.