Wizards Dominate Game 3 After Celtics' Hard-Fought Victory - NECN

Wizards Dominate Game 3 After Celtics' Hard-Fought Victory



    Wizards Dominate Game 3 After Celtics' Hard-Fought Victory
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    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball over Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics in the first quarter during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Verizon Center on May 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

    John Wall scored 24 points, Isaiah Thomas was held to 13 and the Washington Wizards jumped out to a hot start and rode it to a 116-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in a technical foul-filled Game 3 on Thursday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.

    The Wizards used a 22-0 first-quarter run to take a 34-12 lead as Thomas and the Celtics kept missing shots and turning the ball over.

    The game was already a blowout in the second when Washington's Kelly Oubre Jr. was ejected for charging and knocking over Kelly Olynyk after the Boston big man was called for an illegal screen.

    There were eight technical fouls and three ejections total.

    Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points apiece for Washington, which improved to 4-0 at home in the playoffs.

    Washington's 119 first quarter points is an NBA record for the first three games of a series.