Working in the Wizards' favor is the fact they are returning to the Verizon Center, where they are a ideal 5-0 this postseason. But he's never been more than an average player on offense; he scored just 16 points per game during the regular season. "He was the key to this game", Thomas told reporters of Bradley.
Wizards guard Brandon Jennings is hounded by Celtics defenders during Game 5 in Boston on Wednesday night. Not only has this become a rivalry, but it also has become the most watchable series of the playoffs. Neither team this season has accomplished that feat.
What adjustments can the Wizards make?
They certainly did that Wednesday night. He finished with five points in 18 minutes of action, which is far less than the 13.1 points he averaged in the first half of games during the regular season. Thoughts of an inspired comeback departed quicker than the Celtics on leakouts.
Added Wiz coach Scott Brooks, "We had an off shooting night".
"Next game I might drop 40". Bradley was the catalyst to the Game 5 victory. Not only are they facing elimination, but even if they win Game 6, they know that they are 0-5 in Boston, the site of Game 7 if there is one, since the start of this season. "Both teams been playing well at home". Unfortunately, the Wizards didn't learn a thing from that experience.
During the first quarter of the game, Celtics already showcased a strong performance as they got an early 16-0 running which helped them dominate the game over the past four quarters.
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"There were a few guys that walked up to me and said 'I think Jimmy had said last game that we can't let guys like Avery Bradley score 20, '" Bradley recalled. We've got to play with great effort. "The home court, you always have a comfort level". Boston has now won eight straight overall at the Boston Garden over Washington. Brooks said, "and a lot of times your bench always plays better at home. Hopefully, everybody else is treating it like that". Boston G Avery Bradley picked up his second career technical foul, saying, "I can't get any more technicals". Shot 58 percent from the field (25 of 43) in the first half. Al Horford had 19 points and seven assists, while Jae Crowder matched Thomas with 18 points.
The first two games, the Wizards got off to leads on the road, but the Celtics, fueled by their home crowd and the stellar play of Isiah Thomas, came back in each game to take the victory.
"I'm versatile", Thomas said when asked about setting screens. "As a basketball player, you have to read what the defense is giving you, and they're really having two to three guys on me at all times. That's when we're at our best: when we're able to move the ball around and everyone's touching it and everyone's making plays for each other".
All hope isn't lost because they've yet to lose at Verizon Center and could get another crack on the Celtics' parquet.
Oubre returned to action in Game 5 after serving a suspension in Game 4 for charging at the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk and knocking him to the ground by burying his forearm in the big man's chest in Game 3.
Their Verizon Center co-tenants extended their miserable run of bad history Wednesday.