Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high 33 points to help lift the Boston Celtics to a 123-111 victory over the Washington Wizards in Game One of their Eastern Conference semifinals series on April 30 in Boston. 

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (4) goes up to shoot against Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Celtics lead the best-of-seven series, 1-0.

The Wizards’ offense was clicking, and floor general John Wall had 20 points with 16 assists despite eight turnovers. Guard Bradley Beal scored a team-high 27 points, while center Marcin Gortat and forward Otto Porter Jr. each posted a double-double, delivering 16 points with 13 rebounds and 16 points with 11 rebounds, respectively. 

But Boston took full advantage of its home-court advantage and was on-fire shooting the ball, making a franchise playoff record 19 three-pointers. Not only did Isaiah Thomas make 5-of-11 three-pointers, forward Jamison Crowder added 6-of-8 shots made from beyond the arc. Crowder finished with 24 points. 

Celtics center Al Horford added a double-double of 21 points with 10 rebounds and guard Avery Bradley chipped in 18 points for Boston. 

Next: The Celtics will host the Wizards for Game Two in Boston on Tuesday, May 2. 

 

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor