By all appearances, the Washington Wizards wore their normal attire for last night's showdown with the Celtics at the Garden. They were able to beat the Chicago Bulls at home with a good victory. "Nah, I was just making a play on the ball".
But Boston's caution struggled to match Washington's passion as the Wizards worked their way back into the game. In that Wizards winning game, the Bradley Beal led the team and scored 31 points and dishing out five assists in the win.
Thomas is also the team's go-to offensive playmaker because of his ability to score along with getting his teammates involved, as evident to hiss 6.0 assists per game stat. Thomas is now the centerpiece of the Celtics and the team is riding on his leadership on any given night. "They've got a couple of guys that play very physical".
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Celtics are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Wizards while the over/under now sits at 216.5 points.
John Wall watches from the sidelines in a playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks after breaking his wrist. Thomas engaged in the team's light pregame walk-through and Stevens noted, "I have no idea how that translates to playing in a stance or running up and down the floor". Still, despite their struggles from deep, the Wizards out-shot the Celtics 43.0% to 42.6%, yet were trailing by double digits more than half of the game. These are all tough games, but the hardest part is that they will all be played on the road.
The loss puts the Wizards 2.5 games behind the Celtics for the No. 2 spot in the East with only 12 games on the Wizards' schedule. In that, Boston Celtics Twitter page is available here below. The Wizards will be looking to defeat their rivals to close the gap on the second and first seed. After going scoreless in the first frame, Crowder's 10 second-quarter points provided the C's an offensive spark. The third or second seed can give the Wizards home-court advantage in the first round and it will avoid an early second round matchup with the Cavaliers (assuming the Cavaliers hold on to the first seed, which is not automatic). "I just wish we would have made more shots", Wizards coach Scott Brooks plainly told reporters after a season-low 36.7 percent effort from the field.
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