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Bradley Scores Playoff High 29, Celtics Beat Wizards, Take 3-2 Lead

12 Mai 2017

Up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, top-seeded Boston can advance to meet the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers with a win tonight in Washington (tomorrow morning, Singapore time) or on Monday at home.

So if the Celtics can get those rebounds, they have transition opportunities. Neither team this season has accomplished that feat. The final score was 123-101.

The Celtics shot 65 percent from the field in the first quarter and 53 percent overall, including 16 of 33 on 3-point attempts.

Whatever happened on the flight from D.C. needs to be part of the Wizards' film study. They're trying to make it bigger than what it needs to be. "When we took shots, they were just leaking out and getting out". But they went just 3-3 on a trip to two cities hardly expecting to be hosting postseason baseball. "We're playing basketball here", Beal said, according to

The Celtics went 16-for-33 from beyond the arc and became the sixth team in National Basketball Association history with at least 10 three pointers in six straight postseason. Unfortunately, the Wizards didn't learn a thing from that experience.

Working in the Wizards' favor is the fact they are returning to the Verizon Center, where they are a ideal 5-0 this postseason.

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"I really don't think we relaxed", Wizards guard John Wall told reporters. "We've got to take advantage of it. Think of it as a positive and forget about this game, move on".

The only real surprise was Washington's level of non-competitiveness. What may be even more surprising than just the wins has been the margin of these every game in this series has been decided by double digits, even though Game 2 went into overtime and had a tight fourth quarter.

There is one thing Thomas and the Celtics haven't done this season - win in Washington. "Hopefully, everybody else is treating it like that".

Three nights after he threatened to (expletive) up Marcin Gortat if the officials didn't start calling him for illegal picks, Avery Bradley widened his target. Avery Bradley scored a playoff career-high 25 points in the first half after totaling just 12 points in consecutive games on the road. Thomas was held to just 18 points in Game 5, but he also had nine assists and three rebounds.

If you take away Isaiah Thomas' scoring, who on the Celtics can beat you? "It was frustrating because I wanted to play". Washington should win Game 6, and goodness only knows how a Game 7 in Boston would play out.

All hope isn't lost because they've yet to lose at Verizon Center and could get another crack on the Celtics' parquet. He's also had three games in which he's recorded three or more steals. The Wizards did a better job of containing him (although he did get to the line nearly immediately, proving that ranting about not getting calls works) and they were a lot quicker to throw double teams at him on the perimeter. The Celtics will try to make it 3-for-3 on Friday. By hitting so many shots, the C's forced the Wizards to take the ball out from under the basket instead of pushing it up the court on a miss, where John Wall and co. are very unsafe.