Mickael Pietrus

Better play, but not good enough to win

On one of the rare times Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce missed a shot Sunday, Andray Blatche corralled the rebound and fired a full-length pass down the court to Nick Young for a vicious one-handed jam.

Admiring his work, Blatche stopped at half-court, looked over at the Washington Wizards bench and smiled as he struck his version of the Heisman Trophy pose. Blatche later joked that he's "a quarterback," showing a playful side that he had hid the past few games as fans at Verizon Center booed him.

Blatche played through the distraction, just as Young was...