Oubre booted from Wizards' win over Celtics

Fiddling with the mouth guard he began using after losing one of his front teeth in Game 1, Thomas became the fourth player in the history of the NBA's most-decorated franchise to score 50 or more points in a postseason game.

Members of the audience reach out to touch Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) as he slides out of bounds after drawing a foul on Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, during the first half of a.

Despite the injuries, Thomas played on in Game 1 and finished with 33 points and 9 assists, helping to lead Boston to victory.

Green has been fueling himself just fine, and his teammates, too - delivering on the offensive side this game after establishing the Warriors' defensive intensity during the first five playoff games. He did pick up 2 early fouls, which disrupted his momentum. Those first quarters hinted at that being possible, but in the opening two games, Washington didn't deliver.

Brandon Jennings had a feeling when he saw Kelly Oubre, Jr. get ejected in the second quarter of Game 3 against the Celtics that he would follow a similar fate. Isaiah Thomas and John Wall are going head-to-head, looking to earn a spot in the conference finals for the first time in their respective careers.

The improvement in Thomas' game has been more noticeable this season, but there's no doubt that Wall took a leap in 2017, as well. Isaiah was out of it offensively in the first half, scoring 7 points and shooting 3-7 from the free throw line. Since he arrived in a trade from Phoenix previous year, some of that has rubbed off on teammates, like mild-mannered Kelly Oubre Jr.

Oubre's reaction was boneheaded (he could get suspended for game 4), but he stood up for himself and showed that he had (somewhat) taken Markieff Morris' comments to heart. They did a really good job tonight, though. He had a great game. Mahinmi played nine minutes and made his only shot. G Avery Bradley scored seven points after reporting soreness Wednesday from a hip pointer in Game 2. Burke had not played since the regular season, and only 48 minutes since February 28.

Wall's Game 2 performance is even more impressive when considering how poorly Beal played. John Havlicek scored 54 points in 1973. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. "Sometimes you're not going to be open for very long, and if you wait to be more open you don't get that opportunity - especially against a Draymond Green, or an Iguodala, or Klay Thompson, guys that are such good defenders". Stevens mentioned how he did not want to break up the second unit that had been so successful, but game three might change that. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games, 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.