Tonight marked the third game between the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics in their playoff series. The Wizards would struggle in the first two games as the Celtics would pull away with victories. Game 1 would work out in Boston’s favor as they defeat the Nation’s Capital’s team, 123 to 111. In that game, Isaiah Thomas scored thirty-three points, pulled down one rebound and dished off nine assists. Bradley Beal finished with twenty-seven points, one rebound and four assists. The Celtics would pull away with a win in Game 2, handing the Wizards a 129-119 overtime loss. Isaiah Thomas finished with fifty-three points, four rebounds and four assists. John Wall would put up forty points, three rebounds and thirteen assists. The Boston team would look to improve to 3-0 in the series as they face off against the Wizards inside the Verizon Center.
The home team would start the game off right as they shoot fifty-nine percent from the field, limiting the Celtics to thirty-eight percent. Otto Porter Jr. would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, collecting nine points in the process. Bojan Bogdanovic would come off the bench to also put up nine points, which he would collect all from behind the arc. He would also shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as John Wall would be limited to eight points, which would include one three-pointer. On the other end of the court, Jae Crowder would score eight points which held two three-pointers. Avery Bradley would contribute with four points but it was the Wizards that ended the first quarter with a 39-17 lead. The Celtics would attempt to cut into the lead as Al Horford shoots sixty-seven percent from the field, putting up eight points which would hold two three-pointers. Two-time All-Star, Isaiah Thomas, would also shoot sixty-seven percent from the field but would only earn six points. As for the Washington team, Porter Jr. would continue to add to his scoring total as he would chalk up six more points, along with three rebounds. Marcin Gortat, Bradley Beal and John Wall would each put up four points as the Wizards would walk into halftime with a 63-40 advantage.
Things wouldn’t get any easier for the visiting team as North Carolina-native, John Wall, would light the floor up with twelve points in the third quarter, along with three assists. Marcin Gortat would chalk up seven points as he would crash the boards for seven rebounds. On the other end of the court, Horford would try to keep his Boston team in it as he throws up eight points, collecting six of them from beyond the arc. Isaiah Thomas would be held to only six points as the home team would walk into the last quarter with a huge 95 to 69 lead. The Wizards would close things out in the fourth as rookie Sheldon McClellan comes off the bench to put up eight points, which would contain two three-pointers. He would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as the Washington Wizards defeat the Boston Celtics, 116-89, making the series 2-1. John Wall finished with twenty-four points, one rebound and eight assists. Al Horford would settle for sixteen points, two rebounds and three assists.