Game 5 of the Eastern Conference had the Boston Celtics winning the game against the Washington Wizards with 123-101 points. It was a tough game with both the teams in form, but Boston Celtics' All-Star point guard, Isaiah Thomas studied the game with films and understood why they have lost two previous games before and devised a game plan to win.
The entire team of Boston Celtics sat on Monday to figure out the reason that had them losing Game 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. But the team's All-Star point guard, Isaiah Thomas, had already studied the opponent's game plan with film and understood what the Wizards had been doing to him, Boston Globe has learned
Moreover their previous two losses had the team's coach Brad Stevens stressing on "higher motor" game. He wanted the team to put pressure on Wizards' defense and play a much more aggressive game as jump shots as well as the standing shots were not just going to be sufficient to facilitate a win for the team.
And, ultimately, Wednesday's game saw the Celtics overturning the script and turned to challenging the defenders to keep up with their pace. The game also had Thomas breaking the defenders and converting the open chances with his team mates, ESPN reported.
Isaiah Thomas probed, fired pinpoint passes and created space for his teammates by taking up the role of a screen-setter that ultimately led to the Celtics winning the game against the Wizards finally. Tomas' score stood at 18 points only, but Avery Bradley had 25 points and Al Horford had 19 points. Both Horford and Bradley reaped the advantage that Thomas was getting from the Wizards.
With Wednesday's win, the Celtics are now leading their best of seven series and Game 6 is scheduled to take place on Friday.