Tyler Zeller

Thomas scores 38, Celtics pull away to beat Wizards 117-108

Isaiah Thomas was good for three quarters and nearly unstoppable in the fourth.

Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the final period and the Boston Celtics pulled away late for a 117-108 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

The Celtics won for the fifth time in six games and ended Washington's three-game winning streak. The game was physical throughout and got heated after the final buzzer as the talk continued and nearly escalated into something more.

Boston's Jae Crowder pointed a finger toward Washington's John Wall as the two squared off near the Wizards bench.

"Just two teams playing hard," said Crowder, who had 20...