NBA Playoffs Preview – Wizards vs Celtics
NBA Playoff Preview
Washington Wizards (0-1) at Boston Celtics (1-0)
Tuesday, May 2
5:00 PM at TD Garden
Wizards Projected Starters
PG John Wall
SG Bradley Beal
SF Otto Porter
PF Markieff Morris
C Marcin Gortat
Injuries- McCullough, Mahinmi (GTD), Morris (GTD)
NBA Playoffs Must Start- Marcin Gortat
Celtics Projected Starters
PG Isaiah Thomas
SG Avery Bradley
SF Gerald Green
PF Jae Crowder
C Al Horford
Injuries- Mickey, Jackson
NBA Playoffs Must Start- Isaiah Thomas
What a second half from a Boston Celtics team that was trailing 16-0 in the first 5 minutes of the basketball game. The passing of Isaiah Thomas’ sister has been a major story of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Emotions are high and he has been dialed in so far this postseason. In game 1, Thomas notched 33 points, and nine assists in a huge win to take a 1-0 lead over a Wizards team that looked dominant in the first round against the Hawks. The duo of Thomas and Horford took over the 4th quarter in game one, and will look to stay red hot once again as they try to take a 2-0 lead on Washington.
On the other side of things, the Wizards may have lost a vital part to their offense in Markieff Morris, who got injured in the opening half of game 1. Kelly Oubre Jr. started the second half for Morris and scored 12 points over 26 minutes of play. If he starts, Oubre is a good play tonight at such a cheap salary. The Wizards had problems getting production from Wall and Beal in game one. They combined for only 47 points, and shot 18-49 from the field. In order for the Wizards to stay alive in this playoff run, they must win this game tonight, and Wall and Beal need to step it up.
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