Not much has changed for the Wizards in their aspirations to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. His true shooting percentage of 73.2 percent is the top postseason mark among the 99 players who have averaged at least 20 minutes per game.
Gortat laughed off Bradley's heat-of-the-moment warning, but today he and the Wizards are laughing out of the short side of a 3-2 series deficit. Avery Bradley scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half and fueled a 16-0 run in the first quarter that gave the Celtics all the breathing room they needed. Wall has never been to the conference finals.
The Celtics were held to 93 or fewer points on four occasions during that stretch, including a 116-89 loss as 5 1/2-point underdogs in Game 3 of this series.
As a team, Boston, which led by as many 26 points, shot 52.9 percent from the floor and had 33 assists on 46 made baskets, while outrebounding the Wizards 48-45 after being dominated on the glass in the previous two games. Bradley has always been a leader and veteran of this team, but that has not been because of what he says publicly. "Everyone was prepared, and that is what it's all about. If we're able to get good shots, that means we are able to get back in transition".
Isaiah Thomas just got fined an absurd amount of money for telling a fan, "I will f*ck you up".
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After his Game 3 ejection for truck-sticking Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk in response to several stiff screens, which resulted in a one-game suspension for Game 4, Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. said he expected to hear plenty of jeers from the fans at TD Garden during Wednesday's Game 5. He finished with 29 points and had plenty of help from Al Horford (19) and Jae Crowder (18). The Celts went on a 16-0 run early in the first quarter and led by double digits the rest of the night. Thomas scored 18 points and handed out nine assists. Anthony Davis came into the National Basketball Association known primarily as a shot-blocker, he's led the league in blocks twice and finished second in blocks this season to go along with scoring 28.0 points per game, yet he's not always named among the league's top two-way players. You would have thought we time-warped back to the mid-'80s and Earvin "Magic" Johnson stepped onto the floor. "I felt like he had a great game". Nothing would suit them better than to watch the Celts and Wiz go seven.
"People don't realize he's guarding the best players pretty much all the time", Horford said.
A loss would send the series back to Boston for a Game 7 on Monday, where the victor goes on to play LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. I was just trying to do whatever I could to win tonight, really. And we gotta start off well. "We're a team and it's going to take a team effort to be able to beat the Washington Wizards". "When we aren't making shots, we let it affect us defensively".
Horford has made 64.0 percent of his attempts from the field during 11 playoff appearances, while shooting an incredible 56.7 percent from 3-point range.
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