BOSTON (AP) Avery Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Al Horford added 19 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. Isaiah Thomas was also active, scoring 18 points and handing out nine assists.
Game 6 is Friday night in Washington. Boston led by as many as 26 points, negating Washington’s physicality by spreading the floor and knocking down 16 3-pointers. John Wall had 21 for the Wizards, who haven’t won a playoff game in Boston since 1982.