The total opened at 216.5 and was dropped slightly to 216.
In the strongest basketball League in the world nears the second round of the playoffs. Also, a home team has not won every game in a seven game series since 2008. Golden State and Cleveland combined to deliver 4 of those 10 losses. While both teams strut at home but stagger on the road, the postseason has favored the road warriors.
The first five games of the series have been hotly contested and things are likely to get testy again in game 6. In fact, the home team has covered the Vegas spread in all nine games this season.
Oubre returned to action in Game 5 after serving a suspension in Game 4 for charging at the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk and knocking him to the ground by burying his forearm in the big man's chest in Game 3. After dropping their first pair of games against the Celtics, the Wizards trailed 0-2.
But it's been Bradley's consistency on defense during the first two rounds that has the top-seeded Celtics on the verge of an Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Added Wiz coach Scott Brooks, "We had an off shooting night". This is the kind of game where the coach needs to tell his star point guard (hint: not Brandon Jennings) to push himself to take the responsibility on both ends, guarding Thomas while dominating on offense.
This result would've been more understandable in the previous round, when the Wizards went to Atlanta for Game 6.
It's no secret that the Celtics have looked shaky not only in this series, but even dating back to their six-game series against the Chicago Bulls.
Boston was awesome, frankly, led by Avery Bradley, who scored a playoff career-high 29 points, 25 of which came in the first half. They tied a franchise record with 19 threes in Game 1 and they hit 16 of them in Game 5 while shooting 48.5 percent. John Wall is averaging 28.1 points and 10.5 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 22.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Stevens also unveiled a few new offensive wrinkles with Thomas and Al Horford running the pick-and-roll with Horford as the ball-handler.
Thomas, who scored 19 points with 9 assists, allowed guys like Avery Bradley and Al Horford to perform at maybe their highest levels in the post season so far.
One major difference in Game 5 for the Celtics was a much better start.
After the game, a reporter asked Thomas how often he'd been a screen-setter throughout six tumultuous National Basketball Association seasons.
The Washington Wizards are on the brink of elimination, trailing three games to two in their second-round series against the Boston Celtics. "But I feel like every player should respect this game". So getting over a 5-point Vegas number is reasonable. The margin never dipped below eight over the final 41 minutes. If they double-team me, then I need to look for a shooter.
With Boston down 4-2, Horford pulled down a rebound that could have gone to Wizards center Marcin Gortat.
Kelly Oubre Jr. returned from a one-game suspension following a Flagrant 2 foul in Game 3 to score 13 points off the bench, but Washington's other reserves shot 3 of 16 from the field. The C's shot 16-of-33 (49 percent) from downtown in Game 5, which will be a tough task to repeat.