3 adjustments to make in Game 6 — Washington Wizards

3 adjustments to make in Game 6 — Washington Wizards

Playoff basketball isn't supposed to be comfortable for a team on the road with the series tied 2-2 in a pivotal Game 5.

Bradley led all scorers with 29 points and finished shooting 12-of-19 from the floor. In Game 5, they were a sieve defensively, giving up a 123.5 points per 100 possessions. "You've got to get back and not compound that miss with a defensive lapse". It wasn't a must-win situation but they stepped on the Hawks' throats, opening a 19-point lead at halftime and holding on as the advantage dwindled to three points late in the game.

Meanwhile, Thomas, who scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter said: "I guess that's how I've got to play". It was the latter that was most likely the cause of his anger with Gortat.

After John Wall hit the first shot of the game, none of his points came easy. "He played through it". We (are) his brothers. You can bet your bottom dollar Washington fans won't be kind to Olynyk in Game 6, either.

"I'm proud of him".

However, I do expect the home team to prevail in Game 6 of this series.

He'd already made up his mind to do so. Showed a lot of toughness up and down the roster and Avery Bradley once again reminded us why he's so important. The Atlanta Hawks only lost by four points in their third visit to the Verizon Center, 103-99 in the first round. Two days of vengeance plotting helped his head.

Said Bradley: "Everyone was prepared and that is what it's all about". "I wanted to be aggressive".

The home team has won every game of the series. The Celts went on a 16-0 run early in the first quarter and led by double digits the rest of the night.

They made 52.9 percent of their shots and 16-of-33 from downtown. As a bonus, you may also get Washington in foul trouble. "He came out and got hot early on". He had 13 points. That's a big key.

We'll see what game 5 has to offer.

A similar question was put to Wizards coach Scott Brooks on Thursday, when his team opted to skip a full practice and instead have a light shootaround. "That being said, we've still got to play well".

What to Watch For Season on the Line The Wizards enter tonight's game trailing 3-2 in the series and will need a win to force a Game 7 and keep their season alive.

"We did a hell of a job tonight, from the first guy to the last guy".

Four different players scored at least 15 points.

Bradley Beal is in a lose-lose situation as the only defender back on a three-on-one fastbreak. "It just happens. I don't really know the real reason". But Beal and others have been relatively insonsistent on the offensive end. It can't just be Isaiah Thomas every single night. "Tonight we saw if we're able to start the right way, the game's in our control".

Avery may want to leave the sky out of it for now, particularly the atmosphere in Cleveland. Anthony Davis came into the National Basketball Association known primarily as a shot-blocker, he's led the league in blocks twice and finished second in blocks this season to go along with scoring 28.0 points per game, yet he's not always named among the league's top two-way players. People on the Celtics not named Isaiah have to play with confidence and an edge.

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