WASHINGTON — The Wizards held a 14-point lead on the Boston Celtics after the first quarter in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They lost that game by 12.
They led the Celtics by 13 points after the first frame in Game 2, and they dropped that game by 10 points in overtime.
By the time the first quarter of Game 3 wrapped up shortly after 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, the Wizards had jumped out to a whopping 22-point lead thanks mostly to a 22-0 run. Twenty-two to zero! The game was tied at 12, and then the Wizards were winning 34-12!
How great have the Wizards been in first quarters so far this series? Let’s defer to @nbastats for this one:
Here are some of the highlights of the latest first quarter:
For the first time in the series, the Wizards held on through the second quarter. At halftime, Washington maintained a 23-point lead.