Isaiah Thomas had 33 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics made 19 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards, 123-111, Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal matchup.
Thomas played just a day after attending the funeral for his sister, who died in a car accident last month outside of Tacoma, Wash.
Al Horford added 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Jae Crowder finished with 24 points.
The Wizards were more energetic at the outset, jumping out to a 16-0 advantage and leading by as many as 17 points. But the Celtics rallied in the second quarter with Thomas briefly sidelined after getting one of his two front teeth knocked...