Celtics look like top seed; Warriors rested for surging Jazz

Celtics look like top seed; Warriors rested for surging Jazz

The Boston Celtics have traveled quite the tumultuous path this past week. The loss of Morris also contributed to their game 1 loss to the Celtics.

Smart asked coach Brad Stevens to take him out.

The Jazz won three of their four games on the Clippers' home court.

Thomas arrived back in Boston early Sunday.

"When I found out the news, I wanted to give up and quit", Thomas said at Chyna's funeral last week. "And today's, like, just another chapter of that". Boston really has no advantage going small against them.

How do you start a game 16-0 and then lose by double figures? We definitely missed him, but I will tell the guys - there's no excuse.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven is at TD Garden Tuesday night.

Early on in the game, everything was a bit of a mess for Boston.

Avery Bradley did what the Celtics needed him to do, whether he was sticking with Jimmy Butler or pouring in the points.

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Buffalo wasn't in love with anyone at 10, so they decided to make the right choice - add high draft picks in multiple years. He would be an end in their base 3-4 scheme, but don't get too carried away with his weighing only 270 pounds.

"We gave up 19 threes, on the road", said Wizards guard Bradley Beal. "Now I'm one of them". With Saturday a rare day off for the NBA Playoffs, things got tipped off Sunday with a few Game 1's in round two, as well as a shocking Game 7 that is sure to bring some changes to Los Angeles.

In the West, I tabbed the Golden State Warriors in four games and they took their brooms to the Portland Blazers. On Sunday, the third quarter hurt them. Crowder knocked down 3 of 4 of his triples attempted during the quarter. They combined for 20 assists but also combined for 11 turnovers.

The Wizards scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter but the game then belonged to Al Horford, who scored 10 of his 21 points in a 3:25 span to ensure the win. After Al Horford threw down a jam to put Boston up by 22 in the fourth quarter, Isaiah reportedly let out a scream that lasted throughout most of the TV timeout.

IT is one strong person.

You notice how often Wizards guard John Wall goes to the floor? The 10.2 points he averaged in the fourth quarter are the most since the National Basketball Association started tracking the stat. The teams had identical 51-31 records in the regular season. In comparison, Washington finished 44-87 (50.6%) from the floor and made 10-23 (43.5%) threes. And even with that adversity he still went out and dropped 33 points and 9 assists. Thomas added nine assists and hit 5 threes. "Top two or three passing big (man) in the league ... and he shoots threes". "This was by far the worst one".

The second half became Horford Time, particularly in the fourth quarter, when he racked up nine points on a flawless 4-for-4 shooting.

Obviously Marcus Smart had an impact, but that is to be expected at this point. He was quiet on the scoreboard but contributed in nearly every other facet of the game per usual. After a very slow start that saw the Wizards start the game on a 16-0 run, the Celtics were able to come back and win 123-111. On offense, they need to do their best to keep swinging the ball around and getting open shots.

Thomas has been the Celtics' pivotal player all season.

Game two is on Tuesday night.