BOSTON — The Celtics opened Game 5 against the Washington Wizards with their best start of their second-round NBA playoff series.
The C’s built a 13-4 lead to force a Wizards timeout, then made Washington take another timeout after Boston guard Isaiah Thomas found center Amir Johnson for an alley-oop.
This basket pushed the Celtics’ lead to 20-8.
Boston closed the first quarter with a 33-21 edge.
The Celtics and Wizards entered Wednesday night’s Game 5 at TD Garden with the best-of-seven series even at two games apiece.
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