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Celtics rout Wizards on home court in NBA playoffs

The Boston Celtics continued their home court mastery over Washington, taking charge early and going on to beat the Wizards 123-101 Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in the second round series.

Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics dunks against the Washington Wizards in Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 10, 2017
Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics dunks against the Washington Wizards in Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 10, 2017 (Getty/AFP)

The Boston Celtics continued their home court mastery over Washington, taking charge early and going on to beat the Wizards 123-101 Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in the second round series.

Avery Bradley tallied a postseason career high 29 points in the blowout as Boston can now advance to meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in the next round with a victory Friday in Washington.

The Celtics and Wizards have played nine times this year, and the home team has won all nine games. Boston has now won eight straight overall at home over Washington.

If the Celtics win Friday, they would open against Cleveland on Monday. If the Boston-Washington series goes seven games, the winner meets the Cavaliers next Wednesday.