Celtics blow out Wizards, take 3-2 series lead

The Celtics were able to get Thomas the ball in some space in the first half of Game 4.

Despite back-to-back blowout victories at Verizon Center, the Wizards needed to get Game 5.

The Celtics put on a show in front of quite a few members of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, who were seated courtside - along with a smiling Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft.

And it wasn't just Bradley who contributed for the Celtics in a big way Wednesday night.

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has been handed a $25,000 fine for directing inappropriate language at a fan during Game 3 against the Washington Wizards, the National Basketball Association announced on Wednesday.

Al Horford added 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

"I just thought we all came out with a better sense of goal today than we probably did in those games", Stevens said.

Brad Stevens is sticking with Amir Johnson for Game 5 against the Wizards. All tied up at two games apiece, the Game 5 victor will have their opportunity to lose in the Eastern Conference Finals to the No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers in five or six games.

Game 7 would be in Boston on Monday.

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The pressure on Thomas was manifested in Games 3 and 4 in Washington. Wall, who had his worst game of the series, combined with Bradley Beal for 37 points on 36 shots. After respectable performances in the first two contests at TD Garden, Bradley was abysmal in the following games on the road, combining for just 12 points in Games 3 and 4.

"The great start kind of got us going on both ends of the floor", Bradley said. Those numbers were brought down by going on cruise control in the fourth quarter. The guard couldn't miss in the first two quarters, draining 10-of-13 shots for 25 points. In fact, the Washington Wizards guard says he's looking forward to them. "Whoever has been the most physical team has won every game." .

The Wizards responded with more energy after halftime, but each of their mini-runs were quickly beaten back by Boston, which continued to share the ball and take advantage of their fast-break opportunities.

The Celtics got an early lead on the Wizards, but Washington closed out strong. From three, the Celtics were at 57.1% and the Wizards were at 26.7% (stats courtesy of ESPN).

"It's like being player.You don't sit around and wait for luck", Ainge said.

Now, the Wizards will need to battle at home for a final chance to crack the code on the Celtics' floor.

John Wall led the Wizards with 21 points, but wasn't too efficient, hitting on 7-of17 shots. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. After falling behind 18-8 on an Isaiah Thomas bucket two minutes later, the Wizards drew within single digits just once - for all of 20 seconds.

Kelly Oubre Jr. has served his one game suspension for shoving Kelly Olynyk after a high screen in Game 3.

Celtics fans chanted "We want Oubre!"

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