Apr 18, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) reacts after making a three point basket during the first quarter in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley wants to send a bunch of Washington Wizards fans home sad.

Bradley spoke Friday of his desire to close out the Celtics’ series against the Wizards in Washington, calling it a “good test” for the team.

“You want to know something? I think [a chance to close out on the road] is big,” Bradley said, via ESPN’s Chris Forsberg. “For us to already go through that against a very good team [in the Chicago Bulls], against an intense crowd. I think it’s a good test for us.

“I always tell people there’s not a better feeling than closing out a series on someone else’s court. So it’s a great opportunity for us tonight, and I know that if we come out playing the same way we played last game, we’ll have a chance to be smiling, laughing, just like we were after the Chicago series.”

The Celtics know they’re in hostile territory, and are more than happy to play up that angle. The Wizards will have something to say about it, but Boston looks plenty motivated to put an end to this tonight.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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Charles Bradley
1982 - 23
Darren Tillis
1983 - 21
Greg Kite
1984 - 24
Michael Young
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Sam Vincent
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Len Bias
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Reggie Lewis
1988 - 24
Brian Shaw
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Michael Smith
1990 - 19
Dee Brown
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Rick Fox
1992 - 21
Jon Barry
1993 - 19
Acie Earl
1995 - 14
Eric Williams
1996 - 6
Antoine Walker
1997 - 3
Chauncey Billups
1997 - 6
Ron Mercer
1998 - 10
Paul Pierce
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Jerome Moiso
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Joe Johnson
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Kedrick Brown
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Joseph Forte
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Troy Bell
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Dahntay Jones
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Al Jefferson
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Delonte West
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Jeff Green
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Jared Sullinger
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Fab Melo
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Marcus Smart
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James Young
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