Last night marked the sixth game between the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics in their playoff series. Game 1 would be a victory for the Celtics as they pull away with a 123-111 win. In that game, Isaiah Thomas scored thirty-three points, pulled down one rebound and dished off nine assists. Bradley Beal would finish with twenty-seven points, one rebound and four assists. The Celtics would win the second game, as well, escaping with a 129 to 119 overtime win. 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 three assists. The Washington team would bounce back in Game 3 as they hand the Celtics a 116-89 blowout loss. In that game, John Wall scored twenty-four points, pulled down one rebound and dished off eight assists. Al Horford ended up with sixteen points, two rebounds and three assists. The Wizards would also win the next game, as they defeat the Celtics with 121 to 102 score. Bradley Beal finished with twenty-nine points and four rebounds. Isaiah Thomas would put up nineteen points, one rebound and five assists. Boston would bounce back as they won the last game, pulling away with a 123-101 win. Avery Bradley ended up with a Playoff career-high twenty-nine points, six rebounds and three assists. John Wall scored twenty-one points, grabbed down four rebounds and threw out for assists. The Washington Wizards looked to stay alive for one more game as they faced the Boston Celtics last night in the Verizon Center.
The game would start off right for the home team as they shoot forty-four percent from the field as a team, limiting the Celtics to twenty-four percent. Bradley Beal would chalk up six points as he shot sixty percent from the field. Former Suns player, Marcin Gortat, would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself four points. John Wall would play for the entire quarter, only to be held to three points. On the other end of the court, Isaiah Thomas would throw up seven points, collecting three of them from beyond the arc and the other four from the charity stripe. Jae Crowder would knock down a three-pointer and a free-throw to earn himself four points but it was the Wizards who end the first quarter with a 22-17 lead. Boston would respond with a 25 to 19 run in the second quarter as Avery Bradley gets hot for eleven points, shooting sixty-seven percent from the field. He would collect three of those from behind the arc as Al Horford shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning himself seven points which included one three-pointer. Isaiah Thomas would be held to only a three-pointer as Kelly Olynyk comes off the bench to chalk up two points and four defensive rebounds. As for the Wizards, Beal would score eight points as he shoots seventy-five percent from the field. Markieff Morris would contribute with four points and four rebounds. Former Indiana Pacers player, Ian Mahinmi, would come off the bench to gather up four points, as well. He would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but it was the visiting team that went into halftime with a 42-41 lead.
Things would start to look slightly better for the Celtics as Bradley comes out of the locker room to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. He would be rewarded with nine points, which would contain one three-pointer. Horford would shoot seventy-five percent from the field as he collects seven points, which would hold one three-pointer. Isaiah Thomas would only shoot twenty-nine percent from the field but would manage to earn himself seven points. Crowder would throw up two points, along with three defensive rebounds. John Wall would keep his Washington team in it as he lights the floor up with thirteen points, collecting three of those points from behind the arc. Both Morris and Beal would be limited to six points each as Marcin Gortat would be held scoreless. He would jump up to grab six rebounds, though, but it was the Celtics who went into the last quarter with a 69-66 lead. The Nation’s Capital’s team would bounce back in the fourth quarter as Beal and Wall put on a scoring display, shooting sixty percent from the from the field. Beal would chalk up thirteen points knocking down a three-pointer in the process. John Wall would put up ten points, which would hold one three-pointer, as well. Markieff Morris would nail a three-pointer himself, along with three defensive rebounds.
With only forty-one seconds left in the game, both teams would be tied at 87 a piece. Avery Bradley would connect for a fifteen-foot jumper, giving the Celtics a two-point lead but Beal would tie it back it up as he responds with a jumper of his own. Al Horford would come out of a Boston timeout to knock down a sixteen-foot jumper, forcing the Wizards to call a timeout. After the timeout, John Wall would nail a much-needed three-pointer to give his team an one-point lead with only three seconds left. With less than a second left, Isaiah Thomas would attempt a three-point shot but would miss as the Washington Wizards hold on to win, 92-91, forcing a Game 7. Bradley Beal would finished with thirty-three points, two rebounds and five assists. Avery Bradley finished with twenty-seven points, three rebounds and one assist. Isaiah Thomas would also finish with twenty-seven points, three rebounds and seven assists.