Celtics Trounce Wizards; Isaiah 25K lighter; Warriors Staying Longer
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have shown they are more than a one-man offense.
Avery Bradley scored 25 of his playoff career-high 29 points while the Celtics dominated the first half of a 123-101 drubbing of Washington. Bradley hit four 3-pointers and shot 12-for-19 overall as Boston took a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals.
Al Horford delivered 19 points on 8 of 9 shooting and had seven assists and six rebounds while the Wizards concentrated on stopping Isaiah Thomas. The Celtics' guard finished with 18 points and nine assists but took just 13 shots.
Boston fell behind 4-0 before scoring the next 16 points. The Celtics led by as many as 26 in the fourth quarter and hit 16 3-pointers for the game.
John Wall had a team-high 21 points and Bradley Beal had 16 for the Wizards.
Game 6 is Friday in Washington.
(AP) — The NBA has taken some money from the Boston Celtics' top player.
Guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate language toward a fan during the Celtics' Game 4 loss at Washington. The incident happened as the Wizards were whipping Boston to tie the Eastern Conference semifinals at two games apiece.
Also in the NBA:
— The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a two-year lease extension to remain at Oracle Arena in Oakland before a planned move to San Francisco for the 2019-20 season. The deal includes an unspecified rent increase and still needs approval by the Oakland City Council and Alameda County officials.