Wizards beat Celtics 116-89 in technical foul-filled Game 3

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The performance was MVP worthy and solid enough to be the headliner on most nights. (22) and Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13), from Poland, during the second half in Game 3 of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington.

With the home crowd behind them, I expect the Wizards get a double-digit lead and maintain it this time to get back into the series. Thomas made history on the birthday of his sister, who tragically died less than three weeks ago in a auto accident.

LeBron James scored 39 points, passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night.

Isaiah Thomas spent four or five hours in the dentist’s chair having work done on the tooth that was knocked out in Game 1, a day after he was in oral surgery for six hours having it repositioned in his mouth.

“What else is there to say?”

“They’ve gotten the best of us (early) I think every time we’ve played them this year, “Horford said. I’m going to just hold back”, Roberson said of guarding Harden without fouling him”.

“And he not only guts it out, he ends up with 50”. Wall was incredible, scoring 40 points and dishing out 13 assists, almost allowing the Wizards to steal home-court advantage. Also pictured is Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2). The Warriors shot poorly from three (7-29) on Tuesday night, but still dominated the game with their superior talent and depth.

The Wizards led most of Game 3 before the Celtics rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime. With Bradley Beal at shooting guard, he gives the Wizards one of the league’s best backcourts, and possibly the best chance to upset the Cavaliers before the finals. “We’re gonna hit, we’re gonna foul hard if we have to, but we aren’t going to start doing stuff that is going to take us out of our game”. “We definitely have a good feel and a good comfort level on our home court, but we have to be able to play well here”, Brooks said. He shot and made more free throws than anyone else in the league this season. “We watched film. They weren’t really making that extra-long pass to the corner”.

The fight was over early but there’d be no standing-eight and Boston couldn’t throw in the towel. His status for Tuesday’s contest was unclear until the pre-game introductions. Ian Mahinmi, in his first playoff game after recovering from a calf injury, got into it with Jonas Jerebko.

“Clearly, they were the most physical, better team tonight”, Celtics Coach Brad Stevens admitted. “He competes; he’s done everything for us throughout this season”. Wizards coach Scott Brooks was asked about former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant providing advice for Celtics G Isaiah Thomas. John Havlicek scored 54 in 1973.

“I knew my knee was just locking up a little bit. That is the ultimate goal”.

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The train derailed starting with Kelly Oubre losing his mind and shoving Kelly Olynyk through a separation by ref Monty McCutchen, earning a flagrant two ejection and a possible suspension for Game 4.

Wizards beat Celtics 116-89 in technical foul-filled Game 3

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