Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT

Thomas' 33, Celtics' 3s too much for Wizards in 123-111 win

In Game 2, he wasn't the only one needing medical attention: Washington's Otto Porter Jr. left the court with blood gushing from his nose, and Celtics guard Avery Bradley needed treatment for a hip pointer in the second half.

Thomas scored 29 points during the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Celtics to a 129-119 win.

After a high-scoring first half, which saw Washington going into the break with a 67-64 lead, the visitors used a 14-0 run to help extend their advantage to 81-67 with 7:57 to go in the third quarter.

The Celtics became only the eighth team in National Basketball Association playoff history to made 15 or more 3-pointers in consecutive games, sinking 16-of-39 in their first-round series clincher against Chicago.

Thomas had one of his left front teeth ejected in the first quarter of Boston's Game 1 victory Sunday.

One more point on Tuesday would have seen Thomas - who underwent six hours of dental surgery on Monday and a further four to five on the day of the game - tie John Havlicek's Celtics record for the most points in a playoff game.

It was also a career best for Thomas in a playoff game.

The Washington Wizards picked on Isaiah Thomas for much of Game 2, but the Boston Celtics point guard got the last laugh. Wall? He tallied just five points during the fourth quarter and overtime, and missed a potential game-winner, as his Wizards fell into an 0-2 series hole. Jones dunked with 18.7 seconds left in Game 1 and then was slapped with the technical for taunting Norman Powell, who earlier had delivered a shot to Kevin Love's groin.

Wizards: Shot 10 of 23 from 3-point line. His 53-point performance is the most a player has scored in a playoff game since Allen Iverson scored 55 in 2003.

A toothless Thomas was amusing to some of his Celtics team-mates after their win at TD Garden.

The Warriors scored the first nine points and would surge ahead 58-46 at half-time.

The Warriors have won all five of their playoff games this season. "There's no excuses. I chose to play and I just tried to give it all I got for my team, and we came out with the win". "So the least I could do was go out there and play for her".

Brad Stevens won't hesitate to make adjustments fot the Boston Celtics, and if he notices a weak spot, he'll go at it repeatedly until the Wizards find a way to neutralize it. Scott Brooks has his work cut out for him in the East semifinals.

He intends to play in Game 2. Slowly but surely, the Celtics chipped away at the deficit, until their 36-point third quarter - outscoring Washington by 20 in the process - had built a 15-point cushion heading into the fourth.

Added fellow guard Bradley Beal: "We gave up 19 threes, on the road".

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