Thomas scored 53 points, surpassing Russell Westbrook for the most points in a game this postseason, as the Celtics rallied back from multiple double-digit deficits to force overtime on the way to a 129-119 home win on Tuesday.
#NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/IRh1cNpFCx Thomas had 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, making up for the Wizards roasting him in the first and third quarters on defense.
When Boston did double, Wall made the easy pass; when the Celtics tried to let Thomas guard Wall by himself, Wall was able to get to his spot with ease.
The Wizards point guard tallied 19 points and six assists in the first quarter while Thomas scored 15.
But Boston flipped the script on defense and found some success hiding the 5-foot-9 Thomas on lesser players such as Kelly Oubre, while Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley redoubled their efforts to slow Wall, who finished the game with 40 points and 13 assists.