The Celtics became only the eighth team in National Basketball Association playoff history to made 15 or more 3-pointers in consecutive games, sinking 16-of-39 in their first-round series clincher against Chicago.
"We have to do a better job of knowing which ones of those guys are shooters and make them put the ball on the floor", Wizards guard John Wall, who had 20 points and dished out 16 assists in the loss, told reporters at practice.
Thomas poured in 53 points - 29 of them coming in the fourth quarter and overtime - as Boston beat the Washington Wizards?129-119 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference second-round series.
Isaiah Thomas spent four or five hours in the dentist's chair having work done on the tooth that was knocked out in Game 1, a day after he was in oral surgery for six hours having it repositioned in his mouth.
Washington's Otto Porter Jr., left, breaks up a drive to the basket by Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during Tuesday's playoff game in Boston.
Smith, who is rebounding from a hyperextended knee, only played 10 minutes n Game 1 and made 2 of 3 shots for five points but wasn't much of a factor otherwise.
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Washington made a barnstorming start, racing into a 16-0 lead before establishing a 38-24 advantage after the first quarter, but Boston recovered in emphatic fashion.
Score Update: Boston Celtics won the Game 2 in the Round 2 NBA Semifinals. Interestingly, the Celtics have attempted more threes than any other team in the playoffs at the moment so expect them to keep raining them down. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Thomas then scored nine points in overtime to closeout the victory. "Things were going wrong and I was making a couple mistakes".
Al Horford scored 15 points with 12 rebounds for Boston, and Bradley and Jae Crowder scored 14 apiece. Didn't register their first rebound of the game until the 5:57 mark.Kelly Olynyk has scored in double figures in three of his last four games, after doing so just twice in his first 11 career playoff games. The perimeter defense of Bradley Beal and John Wall will be important here tonight and the status of forward Markieff Morris will play a major role as well.
"It just bothers me to talk". Zaza Pachulia scored 10 points in 14 minutes. It's going to be hard for any team to win two games in a row in this series. Now the Celtics are rolling and looking to take a 2-0 series lead here over the Wizards in the second round. As a team, the Celtics shot 51 percent from the field and 19 of 39 from the three-point line which was the biggest disparity between the teams.
The Celtics outscored the Wizards 71-42 over the second and third quarters.
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