Wizards score Game 3 romp, chop Celtics' series lead to 2-1

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Yes, Isaiah Thomas jacked up his mouth in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series with the Washington Wizards.

Unlike in Games 1 and 2, when Washington let 16-0 and 16-8 leads slip away, the defense was there on Thomas and the rest of his teammates to limit the Celtics to 35.1 percent shooting.

With Washington leading 45-24 early in the second quarter, Boston's Kelly Olynyk was whistled for a hard foul on Oubre.

Six of those miscues came during the first half, helping spark a 22-0 Wizards run in the first quarter that ultimately proved to put the game out of reach for Boston.

"We have to focus on playing good basketball".

The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards will play Game 4 on Sunday, and all eyes will be on the players and referees to see if they'll keep the game under control, or if tempers will continue to boil over.

The guard, who had dental surgery prior to scoring 53 points in the Celtics' Game 2 win, had an issue at halftime of Game 3, when he was late coming out for the second half while having his dental work adjusted. He was ruled out earlier in the day because of a sore left big toe.

After damaging 3 teeth and scoring point totals ending in 3s in the 3 games this series featuring teams that are 3 seeds apart, it remains unclear if the Illuminati has yet decided who will win the series.

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In case you missed the game last night it got a little fun as the Celtics got whipped by the Wizards last night. "We've beaten them many times in this building". But, in game two, Morris came back and looked unexpectedly like himself (some may say like his brother).

After watching every possession with the two players in Game 3, nothing else grabbed my attention that could possibly explain all of Oubre's fury.

Thomas added: "I mean they were just showing more people". Even as Thomas complained about a discrepancy in fouls, coach Brad Stevens knows Boston has to combat Washington in more ways than just matching one hard foul for another.

Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points apiece for the Wizards as six Washington players scored in double digits.

Washington's starting five is an explosive offense, particularly at home, where they won 30 games during the regular season and are 4-0 in the postseason.

Back in Oakland, Green received chants of "Dray-mond!" when he headed for the locker room with 7:24 to play, then cheers when he returned at the 5:16 mark. "Whatever bad blood we've had in the season, it's carried over to the playoffs", Thomas said. You have to after getting beat by 27 points in the playoffs right? He said next game he needs to be more aggressive and assertive.

"Whenever my head hurts or I get hit in the face, my initial reaction isn't going to be pleasant", Oubre told reporters, as transcribed by the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach. "I think we need to play angry from the first minute".

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