SUPER CELTICS, WIZARDS ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND
Avery Bradley led a balanced offensive attack as the Boston Celtics advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 105-83 rout of the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Bradley led the way with 23 points as all five Celtics starters scored in double figures to close out their best-of-seven Eastern Conference series in six games.
It was an emotional series vic tory for Boston. The Celtics had to win four straight after dropping the first two games of the first round matchup. In addition they had to rally around teammate Isaiah Thomas who lost his sister in a fatal car accident.
With the victory, the Celtics advance to face the Washington Wizards, who eliminated the Atlanta Hawks with a 115-99 win
In Atlanta, guards John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 73 points and the Wizards easily defeated the Hawks to also clinch their East series 4-2.
Wall scored 20 points in the first half and finished with 42 points, while Beal had 17 in the first half and finished with 31 points.
The LA Clippers staved off elimination by beating the Utah Jazz 98-93 behind a 29-point per formance from Chris Paul.