Wizards Victorious Over Boston In Home Finale

And The Last Shall Get The 'W' Over The First

Wizards' Maurice Evans goes at it under the basket for two against two Boston defenders.

In their last home showing of the season the last-placed Eastern Conference Washington Wizards mustered up an all out attempt to defeat the Eastern Conference's first-placed Boston Celtics, with a 95-94 overtime win.

The Wizards (23-58) out shot Boston 40-38% without Boston's big four: Shaquille O'Neal, Rondo, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett, which may have given the team an advantage, but credit still goes to Washington for staying competitive till the end.

Rookie John Wall had 24 points on the night and nine rebounds.

Wall on the win: "It shows we got heart", said Wall.

The Wizards have only managed to win, on average, roughly five games per month. "Next year it's going to be different... We're going to be in the Playoffs next year, that's for sure", Wall said.

Wall, the NBA's potential 'Rookie of the Year' leads all rookies in assists per game (8.4 apg) and is ranked second among all rookies in points per game.

Boston's Jeff Green and Glenn Davis both shot for 20 points. Jermaine O'Neal, returning from knee surgery played nearly 37 minutes, and earned a double-double that included 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots. He joins teammate Jeff Green who also notched a double-double by scoring 20 points 15 rebounds (a career high).

The Wizards had two players foul out in regulation (McGee and Blatche) but managed the win where the previous two home meetings against the Celtics ended in non victories for the team.

Washington takes on the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-63) on Wednesday in their final game of the regular season. Boston faces New York.