While Horford has surged, increasing his scoring (14.0 to 16.1 ppg), passing (5.0 to 5.8 apg) and rebounding (6.8 to 7.5) averages along with his 3-point field-goal percentage (35.5 to 58.3) from the regular to postseason, Thomas (28.9 to 25.4 ppg, 46.3 percent shooting to 44.1) and Bradley (16.3 to 15.8 ppg, 46.3 percent shooting to 45.8) are scoring less and shooting worse. Boston could use a whole lot more of the Crowder who dropped 24 points, going 8 of 14 from the field along with six rebounds in 35 minutes, in a 12-point win against the Wizards in Game 1. It could do without the Crowder who turned in his worst game of the postseason a week later when he tallied six points, missing seven of his nine shots from the field, in a 19-point defeat.
Authentic Womens Daniel Sedin Jersey In the Celtics’ eight playoff wins, Crowder is averaging 14.6 points per game. In their five losses, he’s scoring 9.0 per contest. He’s shooting 35.7 percent from 3-point range in playoff wins as opposed to 27.2 percent in losses.
Crowder is an effective screener and capable of finishing at the rim against bigs like he did on 7-0 Wizards center Jason Smith.
In a matchup against the Cavs, whose 114.5 points per game is second to only the Warriors (115.0) in the postseason, the Celtics could use every morsel of offense they can muster.
Scottie Upshall Authentic Jersey Washington 鈥?Retain their first rounder if 1-14 (otherwise it goes to Brooklyn): Another 2017 deadline move involved Brooklyn sending Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Wizards for Andrew Nicholson’s onerous contract, Marcus Thornton and this selection. With Washington making the playoffs, it will convey this season.