Kristaps Porzingis Leads Washington Wizards to Surprising Win Over Boston Celtics

The Washington Wizards pulled off an upset win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, and their big man was the star of the game. Kristaps Porzingis compiled 32 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists in the shocking 130-111 win.

Porzingis hit 14 of his 21 field goal attempts, including three of five from three, outdueling Celtics All-Stars Jayson Tatum (28 points) and Jaylen Brown (18 points). It was Porzingis' 14th 30+ point game of the season and his 21st with 10 or more rebounds. Over 65 appearances this season, he's averaging personal bests in points per game (23.2), assists per game (2.7), and true shooting percentage (.627). His solid play reportedly has him and the Wizards discussing an extension.

Despite the win, the Wizards are 34-42 and 11th in the Eastern Conference. They're 2.5 games behind the 10th-seeded Chicago Bulls and the last spot in the play-in tournament. Even if they manage to fight and claw their way in, the Wizards are unlikely to make real noise in the postseason. Their current roster appears to have plateaued; they haven't won a playoff series since 2017. They'll be on a treadmill of mediocrity unless they make some radical changes or hit the jackpot in the draft.

The Wizards will be back in action Friday night when they host the Orlando Magic. 

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