The host Celtics took control of the game in the second half to post a 115-105 victory. Isaiah Thomas led the winners with 29 points, and Kelly Olynyk shocked the world with 26 off the bench.
Washington's Bradley Beal led all scorers with 38 points for the Wizards but obviously not enough to take them over the hump.
Eastern conference finals tipoff is on Wednesday 17th May, 2017
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