The first of the NBA Playoffs 2017 games for the second round took place on Sunday afternoon as the Boston Celtics hosted the Washington wizards. This matchup marked game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals series. With the home crowd behind them, the Celtics got big numbers from All-Star Isaiah Thomas, as well as Al Horford, and Jae Crowder to win this game 123-111. Here's a look at how the game went down on Sunday afternoon, as well as when the two teams will meet next.

How the game was won

The Boston Celtics' victory came behind 33 points from star Isaiah Thomas. He finished with 11-for-23 shooting including 5-of-11 free throws made.

Thomas also dished out nine assists in the game to get his teammates involved. Speaking of teammates, Al Horford nearly had a triple-double with 21 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds in the game, while Jae Crowder added 24 points. Starting guard Avery Bradley also finished in double-digits with 18 points, while Gerald Green, who played just seven minutes, was scoreless.

On the losing side, the Washington Wizards received 47 points from Bradley Beal and John Wall. The duo had gone for over 70 in their Game 6 win over Atlanta but was held to a lower output in today's Game 1. Beal finished with 27 points to lead all scorers for Washington, while Wall had a double-double with 20 points and 16 rebounds.

Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter Jr. also recorded double-doubles. Gortat had 13 boards to go with 16 points, while Porter Jr. had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

With those numbers and a 50.6 percentage field goal rate in today's game, one would think the Wizards stole the first game on the road. However, Boston connected on 19-of-39 three-point shots they took, which was too much for the visitors.

The Wizards managed to connect on 10-of-23 shots from long distance but ultimately fell by 12 points.

When do they play next?

The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards will meet again for Game 2 of the series which Boston will also host at TD Garden. That game is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd at 8 p.m.

Eastern Time. TNT will handle the live television coverage for this next game in the series. As of this report, the only notable injuries ahead of that game will be power forward Markieff Morris and center Ian Mahinmi for the Wizards.

The next few installments in this series will be live streaming online through the TNT website, apps, or SlingTV service. Game 3 of this second-round NBA playoffs series will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Verizon Center and is slated for Thursday, May 4th.

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