Transition-oriented Wizards getting physical in postseason

Kyle Korver scored 18 points to help the Cavaliers become the first team to win eight straight playoff games the year following a title, and the first team to win eight straight in consecutive postseasons. "That's all it was", said Bradley Beal, who had a game-high 29 points on 11-for-16 shooting and spent a lot of time on the 5-9 Thomas. Thomas vowed to be aggressive in Game 4, and while he scored 17 points in the first half, he added just 2 in the second half, which went along with five turnovers.

In between, the Wizards went up 74-53 on Otto Porter Jr.'s layup with 5:00 remaining.

Washington outscored Boston 42-20 in the third quarter and never looked back in an eventual 121-102 win that tied the series at two games apiece. After dropping the first two games in a best of seven series against the Bulls, the Celtics showed they were not going down without a fight.

Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. "We understand how important it is to come in and get a win and get rest".

The Celtics still have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, but the after 89-116 drubbing, the perspective has changed. The quarter ended with Boston leading 24-20.

NOTES: Since Dec. 8, the Wizards are 30-5 at home.

His absence means more playing time for Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic, who had 19 points and four 3-pointers in Game 3.

"We just have to corral him", said Wizards forward Markieff Morris. If you're like me then you're always on the go.

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"They were locked into him the whole game", Stevens said of Washington's defense on Thomas.

VanDeWeghe, a two-time all-star as a player and an executive with several teams before transitioning to the league office, serves as the league's disciplinarian in situations such as the one involving Oubre and Olynyk.

In the third quarter, however, the short-handed Wizards looked as if they had a man advantage.

The Celtics organization released the statement on Friday revealing the injuries Thomas suffered in Game 1 of the second-round playoff series. Regardless of whether Oubre plays or not, but counting that the dentists finally fix Thomas' teeth so he can play a normal game, I have the Washington Wizards as a 2.5 jolly, and will gladly take the extra points. In the second half, the Wizards forced the stops.

"No matter what, I've gotta play the same way", said Thomas.

Houston made 22 3-pointers in a blowout win in Game 1, but had struggled from long-range in its two losses. The game featured plenty of emotion and physicality and Kelly Oubre Jr. managed to get himself ejected after bumping Kelly Olynyk of the Celtics. "The refs were allowing them to hold and grab, and do all those things", Thomas told reporters after the game, per CLNS. "That's why we're able to get out in transition and get open shots, get open layups".

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Wall was a nonfactor early, missing his first nine shots, but he emerged as the best player on the court and continued his record run. "We knew coming out in the third quarter that we could definitely get it going defensively, and that's what we did". In each of these last two games, I think that our offense and our turnovers in that run separated the game - last game it was in the first quarter, today it was in the third quarter.

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