Last night marked the second game between the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics in their playoff series. These two teams hold a certain dislike for each other as the series continues to progress. The number-one seed, Boston Celtics, would defeat the Washington Wizards with a 123 to 111 score. In that game, Isaiah Thomas scored thirty-three points, pulled down one rebound and threw out nine assists. Bradley Beal finished with twenty-seven points, one rebound and four assists. The Wizards looked to bounce back and tie the series up last night in Boston.
The game would off right for the visiting team as John Wall lit the floor up with nineteen points, collecting six of them from behind the three-point line. Markieff Morris would also contribute as he shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning himself ten points. He would connect for a three-pointer while doing so. Former 76ers player, Jason Smith, would come off the bench to knock down two three-pointers to get himself six points. On the other end of the court, Isaiah Thomas would go off for fifteen points which would include two three-pointers. Kelly Olynyk would come off the bench to put up five points, including one three-pointer but it was the Wizards who end the first quarter with a huge 42-29 advantage. Things would start to look bright for the Boston team as they spark a 35 to 25 run. During that run, Al Horford would throw up seven points which held one three-pointer. He would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field while Terry Rozier would come off the bench to score seven of his own points. Rozier would knock down a three-pointer while doing so. Marcus Smart would also come off the bench to put up six points while shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. Thomas would play for seven minutes, only to be held to five points. As for the Nation’s Capital’s team, Marcin Gortat would chalk up seven points while he shot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. Kelly Oubre Jr. would come off the bench to earn five points which contained one three-pointer as the Wizards went into halftime with a 67-64 lead.
Four time All-Star, John Wall, would out of the locker room to go off for twelve points, which would include one three-pointer. He would shoot sixty-three percent from the field while Otto Porter Jr. would contribute with six points and four rebounds. Bradley Beal would only shoot twenty-five percent from the field, settling for two points. Jae Crowder would try to keep the Celtics in it as he drops six points, shooting fifty percent from the field. Isaiah Thomas would settle for only four points as the Washington Wizards enter the fourth quarter with a 89-84 lead. In the fourth quarter, Isaiah Thomas would get extremely hot for twenty points, collecting nine of those points from behind the arc. He would shoot fifty-eight percent while Avery Bradley knocks down a three-pointer to help out. Rozier would come off the bench to contribute as he knocks down a three-pointer, as well. On the other team, Bradley Beal would put up eight points to keep the Wizards in it. With a minute and four seconds left, the game would be tied at 110 a piece. John Wall would make one of two free-throws to give his team an one-point lead. The Celtics would regain the lead as Isaiah Thomas connects for a 19-foot jump shot. Porter Jr. would respond with a 24-foot three-pointer, taking a 114-112 lead. With fourteen seconds left, Isaiah Thomas would get fouled by Gortat as he attempts to connect for a shot. Thomas would go to the charity stripe to knock down both free-throws. After a Wizards timeout, Beal would attempt a 15-foot jump shot but misses and the game would go into overtime.
The Celtics would pull away in overtime as they shoot seventy percent from the field as a team, limiting the Wizards to twenty-two percent. Thomas would chalk up nine more points, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. Al Horford would collect two rebounds while he shoots fifty percent from the field, earning four points. As for the visitors, it was Kelly Oubre Jr. who would score for the Wizards in overtime, receiving five points. Porter Jr., Morris, Gortat, Beal, Wall and Bogdanovic were all held scoreless as the Boston Celtics defeat the Washington Wizards with a 129 to 119 score, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Isaiah Thomas would finish with fifty-three points (his new career-high), four rebounds and four assists. John Wall finished with forty points, three rebounds and thirteen assists.