The Celtics recorded a must-needed win on Friday night, defeating the Washington Wizards 107-96 at TD Garden to put an end to their season-high four-game losing streak.
Boston has not lost five straight games since the 2014-15 season.
Al Horford (18), Marcus Morris (17), Marcus Smart (16), Jaylen Brown (13), Kyrie Irving (13), Daniel Theis (11), and Jayson Tatum (10) accounted for all but nine of the team's points.
Irving recorded 12 assists to give him his 16th double-double of the season, exactly twice as much as his previous career high of eight set two seasons ago.
Brown recorded 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, as he's now scored in double-figures in 15 of his last 16 games. In his previous 20 games, he had only done so 10 times.
Bradley Beal was the star for the Wizards, notching game-highs of 38 minutes and 29 minutes; his 11 boards also tied teammate Bobby Portis.
Washington held just three leads all evening (45-44, 83-82, 86-85), with Boston leading as high as 15 points in the first quarter.
''Tonight was fun for everybody. You could see that,'' Smart said per NBA.com. ''Tonight the ball was popping. It was moving. We made every right play.''
The Celtics improved to 38-25 with the win, as they sit two full games back of the 40-23 Philadelphia 76ers for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. As for the Wizards, they dropped to 25-37, currently 11th in the East.
Boston's next game is currently airing now against the 37-25 Houston Rockets on ABC.