Last time they took an L, but then they bounced back.
On Wednesday, the Boston Celtics and Avery Bradley demolished the Washington Wizards in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The game was well over the excitement value and made fans think just how even these teams are.
The Celtics rose to a 123-101 victory behind the heroics of off-guard Avery Bradley. According to ESPN, he finished with 29 points, six rebounds and three assists. Not to mention the fact he scored 25 of those points in the first half.
In Associated Press, Bradley expressed his pleasure in the team’s starting efforts.
“The great start kind of got us going on both ends of the floor,” Bradley said. “Tonight we saw if we’re able to start the right way, the game’s in our control.”
The Celtics started with a 16-0 run after the Wizards went up 4-0.
“We’re a team. And it’s going to take a team effort to beat the Washington Wizards,” Bradley said.
But Bradley was right. Almost every Celtic scored that played. Also, three other players scored over 15 points for the team.
“Now I’m seeing the game differently,” Thomas said. “But at the same time, that’s not going to stop me from being aggressive and trying to make plays, not just for myself but for my teammates as well.”
Now, Washington’s defense was horrific. They allowed Boston to shoot over 50% from the field and 48.5% from three-point land. The Celtics also came away with 33 assists in Game 5.
These numbers would not seem as bad if the Celtics didn’t lockdown the Wizards. Washington only shot 38.5% and 24% from three.
The Wizards tried to put forth a winning effort but they were no match for Boston.
“They were the more physical team today,” Wall said. “Throughout this whole series, whoever’s the most physical team has won every game.”
They both go back to D.C. for Game 6 where the Celtics can close out the series. But the Wizards have a chance at home to keep their season alive.
Watch: Postgame interview of Avery Bradley
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