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Wizards beat Celtics 116-89 in technical foul-filled Game 3

Montrelle Montesinos | 05 May, 2017, 13:34

After watching big early leads slip away in Games 1 and 2, Washington left no doubt last night, pulling away in the first quarter and never looking back in a physical 116-89 win over the Celtics to pull within 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Thomas scored 29 of the Celtics' final 45 points to end the game. "He watched every second, telling me what times to go to look at and certain plays and things I didn't look at when I watched film".

Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic becomes emotional while arguing a call during the first half in Game 3 of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington.

Thomas, who has had some huge performances in the playoffs, says he's been talking and texting with Bryant to get tips about his game.

Thomas' performance came on what would have been the 23rd birthday of his younger sister Chyna, who died in a auto crash last month prior to the start of the postseason. Thomas said Bryant initially reached out after his sister's death.

In the postgame interview, Thomas was asked were his dominant play was coming from, he replied: "It's my sister". "We don't like them and they don't like us".

With four 30-plus-point performances already, he's well on his way. Here's everything you need to know including Celtics vs. Wizards live stream Game 3, score, and more.

"The Wizards have been a great starting team all year", Stevens said before the game. "What he has gone through and what he's able to do, you really can't explain. But what you're seeing is pretty incredible". Thomas credited Bryant for showing him things he hadn't seen before. That's a challenge that's more hard every day as Thomas puts up points and garners more respect and attention.

Washington is now 4-0 at home in the playoffs in large part because of Wall, who continued to find ways to carve through the Celtics' defense after scoring 40 points and recording 13 assists in Game 2.