Isaiah Thomas on Wizards: 'We don't like them, they don't like us'

Isaiah Thomas on Wizards: 'We don't like them, they don't like us'

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi (28), right, steals a ball from Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown (7) during the second half in Game 3 of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington.

There were eight technical fouls handed out and three players ejected from last night's second round National Basketball Association playoff game between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards, and if you want to know why, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas summed it up pretty well: "We don't like them and they don't like us".

The game began with an 8-0 run by the Wizards, followed by a 12-2 run by the Celtics to take the lead 12-10. But as the Wizards tore the game open in the second half, Thomas attempted just three shots- missing two of them - in 12 minutes of floor time.?

This second-round National Basketball Association playoff series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards has been ripe for overreaction.

"[The Wizards] were very physical".

"The refs were allowing them to hold and grab and do all those things", the guard explained, per Golliver. "In each of these two games, I think that our offense and our turnovers in that run separated the game". At one time they went on a spectacular 26-0 run to lead 74-53 with 5 minutes left in the quarter. "That has to change".

Still, the Wizards should have more confidence after winning two games by a combined 46 points. After a reasonably tight start, the Celtics allowed Washington to score 22 unanswered points, and you simply can not do that in the Playoffs and expect to come out on top.

Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points apiece for the Wizards as six Washington players scored in double digits.

May 2017 - Three ejections were called in Game 3 of their playoff series, namely the Wizards' Kelly Oubre and Brandon Jennings and the Celtics' Terry Rozier. "They were really up into him".

Wall shakes Thomas and then uses Wizards center Marcin Gortat in a crafty pick-and-roll.

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"We have to keep our high hands", explained Wizards coach Scott Brooks. But, one has to wonder if the teeth injuries didn't affect him during the first half of that game.

Celtics boss Danny Ainge was seen talking to him after the game, and I doubt he was telling the story of when Tree Rollins bit him.

Containing Thomas is no easy task.

LeBron James scored 35 points and Kyrie Irving 27 as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

The Wizards kept three defenders in tune to Thomas after the first quarter when he knocked down all three of his three-point looks.

"I'm staying out of the dentist", said Thomas. "We can't have that".

Thomas acknowledged he must continue to attack regardless of whether he gets whistles.

"I'm not saying that's the reason we lost".

The onus is now on Thomas and the Celtics to adjust back for Game 5 and beyond. "They made us pay for it".

These two teams are one in the same, as loath as they want to admit it. The two had to be restrained as they went back to their locker rooms with police called to the scene to prevent further tensions. "If they're going to allow them to be aggressive on me and physical on me, they should allow me to do the same thing back and I felt like (Sunday) I wanted to be physical on the defensive end and I was called for some cheap ones. Just got to figure it out".

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