Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 53 points to lift the Boston Celtics to a 129-119 win over the Washington Wizards in Game Two of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 2 in Boston, Mass.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) during the second half of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Thomas scored 53 as the Celtics defeated the Wizards 129-119 in overtime, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Celtics lead the best-of-seven series, 2-0. 

Washington led most of the game, leading by as many as 14 points during the first half. Washington took a five point lead into the fourth quarter, but that’s where Isaiah Thomas took over, scoring 20 points in the quarter to help Boston force overtime. Thomas then scored nine points in overtime to closeout the victory. 

Thomas is now just the fourth player in Celtics history to score 50 or more points in a playoff game. 

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) threads past Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) on a drive to the basket during the second quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Wizards point guard John Wall had 23 points with nine assists at halftime and finished with 40 points with 13 assists. Wall was one of seven Wizards players to score double digits in points – forward Markieff Morris scored 16 points, center Marcin Gortat and guard Brad Beal scored 14, forward Otto Porter added 13 points and forwards Kelly Oubre and Jason Smith scored 12 points and 10 points, respectively. 

Next – Game Three will be played on Thursday, May 4 in Washington, D.C. 

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor