BOSTON - Avery Bradley's dominant first quarter and the Washington Wizards' lack of interest in competing played a big role in the first half as the Boston Celtics took a 53-34 advantage into the locker room at the intermission on Sunday at TD Garden.
Bradley scored 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter and started the game 7-for-7 from the floor. After one quarter, Bradley had more points than the Wizards' shooting percentage (14), and the Celtics led 27-12. Bradley didn't score for the final 7:05 of the first quarter and would not score again until the 3:58 mark in the second when he made two free throws. Greg Stiemsma was the only other Celtic to reach double-digit scoring with 10 points.
Kevin Seraphin led all Wizards scorers with 11 points and also had six rebounds.