To say that Isaiah Thomas had a big Game 2 in the Boston Celtic’s series against the Washington Wizards would be an understatement. The talented guard recorded a playoff career-high 53 points to carry Boston to a 2-0 series lead, as they defeated Washington in overtime, 129-119.
Washington Wizards 119 – Boston Celtics 129 (OT)
Despite some recent troubles in his personal life, Thomas has remained resilient and able to be the main man in a team that is in need of serious leadership. This game has given the Eastern conference’s top seed a comfortable lead and a clear advantage in a series against a dangerous Wizards team. He knocked down 5-of-12 shots from beyond the arc and also added four rebounds, four assists, and three steals to complete his epic night.
It was a hard-fought game, as seen by the need of an extra period to settle the score. In the end, Thomas dug deep and delivered the goods for Boston just when they needed him most.
John Wall led Washington with an impressive performance of his own, finishing the game with a double-double of 40 points and 13 assists.
Washington will now get a chance to play on their home court for Game 3.
Utah Jazz 94 – Golden State Warriors 106
The Golden State Warriors get off to a 1-0 lead in their series against the Jazz with this win. In a classic battle of high-octane offense versus solid man-to-man defense, this round went to the team that leaned on their scorers.
Stephen Curry paced the dubs with 22 points, but a balanced attack by his team helped out a lot. Both Draymond Green and Kevin Durant each chipped in 17 points, while Klay Thompson added 15 markers of his own.
The Jazz had a hard time finding their flow in offense. The normally defensive-minded Rudy Gobert, led the team on the box scores with 13 points and eight rebounds. Gordon Hayward and Rodney Hood added 12 points, apiece.
While the Warriors are the hands-down favorites to take this series, you cannot simply discount the Jazz. They have the tools and the system to slow the Warriors down, but the question is, can they manage to put up enough points on the board to lock down those wins.