John Wall and Isaiah Thomas get off to fast starts to open game two each scoring double digit first quarter points. The Wizards were aided with eight Celtics first quarter turnovers in which Wall made them pay.
He got out on the break for easy baskets, assisted others and even blocked a corner three attempt from Marcus Smart. Things took a bit of a turn for Wall as he landed awkwardly on his surgically repaired wrist after attempting to block a Kelly Olynyk shot. The Celtics trailed 42-29 after one.
The Celtics took control of the second quarter when Wall went to the bench dictating pace and forcing turnovers outscoring Washington 27-16 in the period at one point.
The barrage continued in the second as both Wall and Thomas seemed to one up each other on the offensive end. Thomas was seemingly unguardable slashing to the paint for drives and hanging up Morris and other defenders on pick and rolls draining three pointers.
The Celtics got big contributions and energy off the bench from Terry Rozier who chipped in 12 points, four dimes and six rebounds. The Celtics has six players in double figures lead by Isaiah Thomas who scored 53 on an efficient 18-33 shooting.
John Wall kept the Wizards in the game going for 40 and 13 but looked a little fatigued down the stretch as he and Bradley Beal missed potential game winning shots to end regulation.
Washington had seven players in double figures in the loss and seemed to have done everything right to win this game. Bradley Beal struggled from the field and will need to step up his game in Washington as the series shifts to the nation’s capital for Game 3.