Thomas misses Celtics practice for dentist visit

Thomas misses Celtics practice for dentist visit

If Boston is going to shoot 40 three-pointers (and that's something they've clearly been going for dating back to the series against Chicago), then Washington has to at least make those shots hard to get off.

Thomas flew from Chicago to Tacoma, Washington, to attend the funeral of his sister, Chyna, on Saturday, before flying back late on Saturday night and getting in at 4am. In game six, Boston took a 13 point lead into halftime before dispatching Chicago by a score of 51-42 in the second half. But the Celtics caught up in the second quarter, stayed close and then exploded in a 36-point third quarter to lead by 15 after three before holding off a Washington charge. The All-Star guard finished with a game-high 33 points on 11-of-23 shooting, including going 5-for-11 from three-point range.

From that point on, the Wizards' offense went flat while the Celtics flourished.

The All-Star led the Celtics to a first-round win over Chicago in a haze after learning the day before that series began that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, had died in a vehicle accident outside of his native Tacoma, Washington. The favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings.

"I've never had dental problems, so this is new", Thomas said after the game.

After falling behind 16-0 to begin Game 1, the Celtics battled, and battled, and battled.

The Wizards are looking to halt a six-game straight-up slide at TD Garden and turn around their recent disappointing performance at the sportsbooks.

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Last season, Shaheen set a Division II record with 16 touchdown catches. "The thing that stands out: his length, his feet". Joe is vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, who compared Barnett favorably with Ravens star Terrell Suggs .

Before I jump into those picks, I think I should look back at to what I thought might happen in round 1. Still, they know all too well that the success in Game 1 is no predictor of what will play out when these two meet again on Tuesday.

"I just felt like at that time for me and my team I wasn't really doing anything to help". J.J. Redick didn't hit his first 3-pointer until the game's final 3 ½ minutes, drawing the Clippers within eight.

Bradley Beal (3) and head coach Scott Brooks, left, watch from the bench during the fourth quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, Apr. These two plays were his last two field goal attempts of the afternoon, as Horford's defense essentially played him off the floor and out of the game. The rest of the bench gave some good minutes that can not be overlooked.

"He stepped right under my foot", Morris said of Horford. Wall ends up forced back middle where the Celtics have players waiting and it results in a turnover. Extracting one of Thomas's front teeth isn't enough. We just have to make sure they're uncontested.

BOSTON - OK, Washington Wizards, we get it: You're a defensively ambivalent basketball team.

In the first half, that battle completely belonged to Gortat (16 points, 13 rebounds), who had 14 and 10, while Horford contributed a whopping four and three.

Rajon Rondo was a huge factor down the stretch of the season helping guide the Bulls to a 7-2 record in the final nine games to seal the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.