Tonight marked the fifth game between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards in their playoff series. These two teams cannot wait for this series to be done and over with as it has been quite personal on both sides, including ejections, suspensions and fines. Game 1 would be a victory for the Boston Celtics as they defeat the Wizards with a 123-111 score. Isaiah Thomas would score thirty-three points, pull down one rebound and dish off nine assists. Bradley Beal would finish with twenty-seven points, one rebound and four assists. The Celtics would also hand the Wizards an overtime loss as they pull away with a 129 to 119 score in Game 2. In that game, Isaiah Thomas would chalk up a career-high fifty-three points, along with four rebounds and four assists. John Wall would settle for forty points, three rebounds and thirteen assists. The Wizards would bounce back in Game 3 as they hand the Boston team a 116-89 blowout loss. John Wall would end up with twenty-four points, one rebound and eight assists. Al Horford would score sixteen points, pull down two rebounds and give out three assists. Washington would also win the last game as they defeat the Celtics, 121 to 102. In that game, Bradley Beal finished with twenty-nine points and four rebounds. Isaiah Thomas would settle for nineteen points, one rebound and five assists. Each team would look to take a 3-2 lead in the series tonight as they face off in the TD Garden.
The game would start off right for the home team as the Celtics shot sixty-five percent from the field as a team, limiting the Wizards to thirty-five percent. Avery Bradley would get hot for fourteen points, collecting six of them from behind the arc. He would shoot seventy-five percent while pulling down three rebounds in the process. Four-time All-Star, Al Horford, would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he gets rewarded with five points. He would also knock down a three-pointer while doing so. Jae Crowder would only to be limited to four points but he would jump up to pull down four defensive rebounds. As for the Nation’s Capital’s team, Bradley Beal would shoot thirty-three percent from the field, earning himself six points. Otto Porter Jr. would play for the entire quarter, only to be held to four points. Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and John Wall would each be limited to two points as the Boston Celtics ended the first quarter with a 33-21 lead. Things would not get easier for the Wizards as Bradley would continue to put on a scoring display, shooting eighty percent from the field while collecting eleven points in return. He would knock down two three-pointers in the process while Crowder would earn himself ten points, gathering six of them from beyond the arc. Horford would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, putting up six points as a result. On the other end of the court, Wall would try to keep his Wizards team in it as he throws up twelve points, hitting a three-pointer while doing so. He would also pull down three rebounds but it was the home team that walked into halftime with a commanding 67-51 advantage.
Things would not get any easier for the Wizards as Horford would come out of the locker room to put up eight points, six of them coming from behind the three-point line. Isaiah Thomas would contribute with five points as he shot sixty-seven percent from the field. He would knock down a three-pointer in the process as Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Avery Bradley would each be limited to four points in the quarter. Markieff Morris would try to bring his Wizards team back in it as he throws up seven points including one three-pointer. Porter Jr. and Beal would each be limited to six points as they both would shoot fifty percent from the field. Former Pacers player, Ian Mahinmi, would come off the bench to knock down three free-throws as John Wall would be held scoreless in the nine minutes that he played. Gortat would collect two points, along with three rebounds but it was the Boston team that would walk into the last quarter with a 93-76 lead. The Celtics would finish things off in the last period as Marcus Smart would come off the bench to chalk up eight points which would contain two three-pointers. He would also crash the boards for four defensive rebounds as Thomas himself would earn eight points, including one three-pointer. Isaiah Thomas would gather up three rebounds and two assists to add to his stat sheet total, as well. On the other end of the court, Wall would try his best to bring the Wizards back as he would chalk up seven points, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. He would collect three of those points from beyond the arc as Kelly Oubre Jr. would come off the bench to shoot forty-three percent from the field. He would also earn seven points, which would hold one three-pointer, but it was the Boston Celtics that defeated the Washington Wizards with a 123-101 blowout, taking a 3-2 lead in the series. Avery Bradley would finish with twenty-nine points (his new Playoff career-high), six rebounds and three assists. John Wall finished with twenty-one points, four rebounds and four assists.