Pivotal Game 5 awaits Boston as it returns home vs. Wizards
- Author: Julie Sanders May 11, 2017,
May 11, 2017, 21:44
Boston G Avery Bradley picked up his second career technical foul, saying, "I can't get any more technicals". Thomas should have a much better game than he did in Games 3 and 4 in Washington.
My postseason record: 14-5 (+$810).
Not much has changed for the Wizards in their aspirations to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. "You've got to be prepared for anything". Boston as a team is averaging 126 points per game at home and 95.5 points per game on the road in this series. However, the Celtics were very lucky to win Game 2.
The C's raced out to a 33-21 lead in the first quarter thanks to big efforts by Avery Bradley, who scored a career playoff-high 29 points, and Al Horford, who hit three 3-pointers on the night. It was the latter that was most likely the cause of his anger with Gortat.
"That's the playoffs for you", Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas said. "He played through it". He makes plays few can replicate, tying into that passion to fuel him. "He put his injuries aside and laced his shoes up and played". We were just kind of playing free and not executing our plays at both ends of the floor, and our game plans. "I told him before the game that I believe in him and he's going to have a big game and he did".
"I'm proud of him". And they literally have nearly three guys on me and there's no way that I can keep going like that. He's a four-time All-Star, but, especially since he joined the Boston Celtics, he doesn't often dominate the traditional way. "I think we did the last couple of games".
He'd already made up his mind to do so. Washington D.C. sports fans did not have a great Wednesday night.
"We have a lot of guys that can really score for us, but we have to be really confident and prepared when your opportunity comes", Bradley said. My sister wouldn't want me to stop.
"I was trying to keep them in front of me", Harden said.
When the shots aren't falling, you need to make adjustments in game.
The Celtics went 16 of 33 from 3-point range and became the sixth team in National Basketball Association history with at least 10 treys in six straight playoff games. They limited the Wizards' shooters.
Thomas finished with 18 points, marking the third straight game of which he scored less than 20 points. Chicago stunned the green by winning the first two games in Boston, crushing the Celtics on the glass. Garbage time had come early to the Garden. They had scored at least 110 points in each of their last five games.
The last two games featured the sight of Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford on the bench, sitting in stunned silence, watching as the Celtics were blown out of the building. It's Boston, know what I mean? Stevens needs to counter the adjustments Washington coach Scott Brooks made after Game 2. "I just tried to be aggressive and do the best that I can and help my team". "We've done a pretty good job on their best player, but not (a) good enough job on the other guys". All five of the Boston starters got in the scoring column and they had the fastbreak points in their favor 15-0. He said while the word patient didn't used to be one he'd have used to describe his friend, it is one example of how his style has evolved.