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Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards

BOSTON (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup Monday night between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Avery Bradley added 20 points and nine rebounds, and Jae Crowder and Al Horford each scored 16 with nine boards for Boston, which moved 2 1/2 games ahead of the Wizards for second place in the East. The Celtics trail first-place Cleveland by two games.

Bradley Beal led Washington with 19 points, and John Wall had 16 points with eight assists.

Behind Thomas' 12 third-quarter points, Boston pushed an 11-point halftime lead to 92-75 after three.

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Key Players
J. Wall
2 PG
I. Thomas
4 PG
33.6 Min. Per Game 33.6
28.3 Pts. Per Game 28.3
5.8 Ast. Per Game 5.8
2.6 Reb. Per Game 2.6
45.2 Field Goal % 46.1
45.3 Three Point % 45.1
81.3 Free Throw % 90.5
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:00
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:00
+ 2 John Wall made driving layup, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 0:24
  Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic 0:29
  Isaiah Thomas missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:31
  Defensive rebound by Jae Crowder 0:48
  John Wall missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:50
  Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal 0:56
  Al Horford missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:58
  Defensive rebound by Avery Bradley 1:12
  Bojan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:14
Team Stats
Points 102 110
Field Goals 37-86 (43.0%) 40-94 (42.6%)
3-Pointers 8-35 (22.9%) 10-33 (30.3%)
Free Throws 20-26 (76.9%) 20-28 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 53 64
Offensive 8 20
Defensive 31 34
Team 14 10
Assists 24 19
Steals 6 10
Blocks 5 6
Turnovers 18 15
Fouls 28 24
Technicals 1 4
away team logo
J. Wall PG 2
16 PTS, 4 REB, 8 AST
home team logo
A. Bradley SG 0
20 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Wizards 42-28 28192827102
home team logo Celtics 45-2630283418110
Team Stats
away team logoWizards 42-28 108.1 PPG 43 RPG 22.8 APG
home team logoCeltics 45-26 105.2 PPG 37.9 RPG 26.9 APG
Key Players
B. Beal SG 24.8 PPG 3.4 RPG 2.7 APG 47.1 FG%
I. Thomas PG 23.3 PPG 3.1 RPG 6.7 APG 42.5 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Beal SG 19 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
I. Thomas PG 25 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
43.0 FG% 42.6
22.9 3PT FG% 30.3
76.9 FT% 71.4
Wizards
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 33 19 4 1 0 0 5 3 6/15 3/7 4/4 0 4 20 -19
J. Wall 34 16 4 8 3 0 5 1 4/10 0/3 8/9 0 4 34 -21
M. Morris 31 14 4 0 0 1 0 4 6/15 1/6 1/1 1 3 19 -17
O. Porter 21 8 3 2 0 0 0 3 4/8 0/3 0/0 2 1 15 -11
M. Gortat 12 4 4 3 0 0 1 3 2/4 0/0 0/2 1 3 13 -7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 33 19 4 1 0 0 5 3 6/15 3/7 4/4 0 4 20 -19
J. Wall 34 16 4 8 3 0 5 1 4/10 0/3 8/9 0 4 34 -21
M. Morris 31 14 4 0 0 1 0 4 6/15 1/6 1/1 1 3 19 -17
O. Porter 21 8 3 2 0 0 0 3 4/8 0/3 0/0 2 1 15 -11
M. Gortat 12 4 4 3 0 0 1 3 2/4 0/0 0/2 1 3 13 -7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Bogdanovic 28 14 6 2 1 1 3 4 5/12 0/5 4/5 3 3 23 +13
J. Smith 17 13 5 1 0 1 2 6 5/8 3/5 0/0 0 5 19 +9
B. Jennings 15 10 1 7 0 0 0 1 3/7 1/3 3/3 0 1 25 +14
K. Oubre 24 4 4 0 1 2 1 3 2/5 0/3 0/0 0 4 10 +4
T. Satoransky 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0 0 1 +8
I. Mahinmi 17 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 3 -13
T. Burke - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. McClellan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Ochefu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 240 102 39 24 6 5 18 28 37/86 8/35 20/26 8 31 182 -40
Celtics
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
I. Thomas 35 25 4 4 2 0 3 3 7/19 2/10 9/11 1 3 36 +15
A. Bradley 34 20 9 4 1 0 0 3 8/16 4/8 0/0 3 6 38 +12
A. Horford 36 16 9 5 1 2 1 0 6/11 0/1 4/7 2 7 37 +10
J. Crowder 38 16 9 1 3 1 1 2 5/12 3/8 3/4 4 5 30 +15
A. Johnson 21 4 3 0 1 1 2 4 2/6 0/0 0/0 2 1 7 +13
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
I. Thomas 35 25 4 4 2 0 3 3 7/19 2/10 9/11 1 3 36 +15
A. Bradley 34 20 9 4 1 0 0 3 8/16 4/8 0/0 3 6 38 +12
A. Horford 36 16 9 5 1 2 1 0 6/11 0/1 4/7 2 7 37 +10
J. Crowder 38 16 9 1 3 1 1 2 5/12 3/8 3/4 4 5 30 +15
A. Johnson 21 4 3 0 1 1 2 4 2/6 0/0 0/0 2 1 7 +13
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Smart 20 10 2 2 0 1 1 4 3/9 0/1 4/6 1 1 16 -10
K. Olynyk 18 9 11 1 0 1 3 5 4/8 1/2 0/0 4 7 20 +4
J. Brown 20 6 3 1 1 0 1 3 3/6 0/2 0/0 1 2 11 -6
T. Zeller 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 2 1 7 -4
T. Rozier 12 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 3 -9
J. Jerebko - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mickey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 240 110 54 19 10 6 15 24 40/94 10/33 20/28 20 34 205 +40