He had four points on 1-for-6 shooting and four turnovers in the final five minutes of regulation and overtime. He also tied a career playoff low with four assists, struggling to facilitate as his teammates' shots went clanging off the rim. In Boston's three wins, Wall has a plus/minus of minus-17. "When you're as good as Brad", Brooks said, "there's going to be extra attention on you".
Wizards guard John Wall told Sports Illustrated that he was surprised by the level of nastiness.
Meanwhile, just about every Wizard had a night he would rather forget.
Three other Celtics had double-figures.
However, starting in Game 5, the Suns changed strategy by releasing players early on defense in an attempt to push the tempo more. "My mindset was just to come out and be aggressive". It ended with Washington down big. Not only are they facing elimination, but even if they win Game 6, they know that they are 0-5 in Boston, the site of Game 7 if there is one, since the start of this season.
Bradley, who typically has shied away from any verbal back and forth, has had moments during his postseason in which he let his feelings be known.
Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime, helping San Antonio top James Harden and the Houston Rockets 110-107 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.
When the shots aren't falling, you need to make adjustments in game. "We said it before the playoffs started, you lose a couple and you might get swept".
"I've played in all the loudest arenas and against a lot of the best fans", Oubre added. Thomas, the smallest man on the court almost every minute he plays, has instead tailored his game around space's counterpart: time. Eight games - and the home team has won eight games. They had 29 assists on their 44 field goals as well.
The Wizards are well aware of Bradley's ability to disrupt offenses. The Celtics have consistently gotten open looks but failed to knock many of them down and have struggled with live ball turnovers. It also allows you to keep your bench intact. "Defense is his specialty".
Can the cure for the Celtics really as easy as going back to their home court in Boston? There have even been a few altercations, which have grown more and more rare in today's National Basketball Association.