Celtics

Final: Celtics 130, Wizards 125 (OT) — Clutch Kyrie delivers seventh straight win

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Kyrie Irving scored the final 12 points of the game for the Celtics and 38 on the night, helping propel the visitors to their seventh straight win, a 130-125 victory an overtime thriller at Capitol One Arena.

Boston was without Al Horford (knee), Gordon Hayward (illness) and Jaylen Brown (illness) in the matchup but the undermanned C's fought back from a 10-point first half deficit with a 38-22 third quarter to re-take control. Marcus Morris had 29 points and 9 rebounds while Marcus Smart did a little bit of everything with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals but it was Irving who took the game over in the closing minutes of overtime after missing a potential game-winner in regulation.

The All-Star hit two consecutive 3s in the final minute and scored 10 points in the final 67 seconds of the win, outscoring the Wizards 10-4 down the stretch to help Boston escape with the win.

The Celtics will go for eight straight back in the friendly confines of the TD Garden against the Hawks on Friday night.