Basketball: Celtics hammer Wizards to take 3-2 lead in NBA playoffs

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drives to the basket past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris. Photo / AP
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drives to the basket past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris. Photo / AP

Avery Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Al Horford added 19 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. Isaiah Thomas was also active, scoring 18 points and handing out nine assists.

Game 6 is Saturday in Washington.

Boston led by as many as 26 points, negating Washington's physicality by spreading the floor and knocking down 16 three-pointers.

John Wall had 21 for the Wizards, who haven't won a playoff game in Boston since 1982.

- AP

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