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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Isaiah Thomas here at the Garden following attending his sister's funeral yesterday. Game 1 starts at 1 pm.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Just hours after arriving back from his sister's funeral, the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas is one of the first players on the floor for warmups on Sunday.


Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Wizards at Celtics, 1 ET (Game 1) - Split season series 2-2 (home team won all 4 games)

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The Celtics and Wizards split their regular season series as the home team won every game. Fewer than 10 points decided each of the two contests in Boston, while the pair of games in Washington were not as close.

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While Wizards PG John Wall struggled during the regular season against the Celtics (17.8 PPG, his lowest average vs. an Eastern Conference opponent), SG Bradley Beal was able to help pick up the slack.

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The Celtics' defense was noticeably weaker vs. the Wizards this season when Isaiah Thomas was on the floor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart on Boston's Round 1 victory over the Bulls: "We were more than just a basketball team. We're a family."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on the quick turnaround before Game 1 vs. the Wizards: "You're not going to be able to go into an NFL week of prep. … [Game 1] is about playing with a clear mind and going out and playing hard with two or three things to think about, not 15."


Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler had his exit meeting and declined to speak to reporters after it was over.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls say Rajon Rondo had a family commitment and will reschedule his exit meeting for next week.

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If the Wizards want to upset the No. 1 seed Celtics in the second round, they'll need a heavy dose of offense from Bradley Beal. In three healthy games this season, the 23-year-old put up big numbers against Boston.

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Based on how he performed against the Wizards during the regular season, Avery Bradley could have a significant offensive impact for the Celtics in their second-round series against Washington.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Just for the record, when I hear an NBA scout say a guy is, "boom or bust," it immediately calls into question their ability to evaluate.