There you have it. In the biggest game of the year, the Celtics came to play. After winning the first two games at home they got bulldozed when they traveled to Washington. The doubters started to arise, and Boston answered with a resounding home victory.
What was most impressive about the victory is that Isaiah Thomas was not a huge factor, other guys had to step up, Bradley and Crowder came ready to play. Al Horford also had another solid night.
The Celtics also played tremendous defense on John Wall, as he had his worst game of the playoffs so far.
The Celtics were able to run up and down the floor this game, which was the exact opposite of what happened in Washington, the Wizards ran up and down the floor like it was the pacer test in those two games.
The next step is to finish the series in Washington, a place the Celtics are winless at all year.
It’s nice to see the Celtics take back control of the series, and get one step close towards the ultimate test, the Cavs.