NBA highlights: Celtics beats Bulls

Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls guard Dwayne Wade on Wednesday.   -  AP

Celtics 108, Bulls 97

Isaiah Thomas scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, leading Boston on a late surge that put Celtics in command of the game and back on top in its first-round playoff series with a 108-97 victory over Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.

Avery Bradley also scored 24 for Boston. Al Horford finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as Celtics won its third straight and took a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference series. After losing the first two games, the top-seeded Celtics can advance with a win in Game 6 on Friday night in Chicago.

Dwyane Wade had 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Bulls, which sputtered down the stretch and was outscored 29-16 in the fourth quarter. Jimmy Butler and Robin Lopez added 14 points apiece for Chicago, which was without point guard Rajon Rondo.

Wizards 103, Hawks 99

Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall had 20 points and 14 assists as Washington regained control of its first-round playoff series with a victory over Atlanta.

Otto Porter scored 17 points and sank 9 of 10 free throws for the fourth-seeded Wizards, which leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series 3-2. Washington offset another poor shooting night from the 3-point arc (7 of 24) by making 22 of 27 free throws.

Dennis Schroder had 29 points and 11 assists for the fifth-seeded Hawks. Paul Millsap finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds. The series shifts to Atlanta for Game 6 on Friday. Hawks won Game 3 and 4 at home by an average of 14 points.