"They just trying to be like us". Playing this Game 7 at home is their reward for winning seemingly meaningless games in January and February. "When we were down 0-2 here, I think a lot of people thought the Celtics were just going to roll through us". The collective scored as many points as Oubre did. 11 rebounds, six points and four turnovers in the low post didn't cut it. Wall had 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Beal had 38 points.
Somehow, these unusually careless, cold-shooting Warriors found a way to keep their unblemished postseason record alive at 9-0.
I've been riding the Boston Celtics this whole series and we're in the green now with them covering five of the last seven meetings against the Wizards.
- Kelly Olynyk had a career night for the Celtics, scoring 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting. It was an embarrassment coming off the bench.
Losing Leonard could be the story of this series, though coach Gregg Popovich had no update except that Leonard hurt the same foot. He was 0-for-8, or 0-for-7 at that time from 3, before he hit that shot.
Overall, the first quarter was marred by turnovers and missed open shots by both team, but Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown gave his team a bit of a cushion with a 3-pointer and a couple of free throws to make it 24-17.
Back in 2012, the Chicago Bulls were the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but believe it or not, they were ousted in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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We are getting a good price and this is by far the best bet. "It could have been different if I had been fit to start the first leg".
"It's a tough break".
CELTICS-WIZARDS: Isaiah Thomas used to imagine what it would be like to play in a Game 7 as he watched some of the NBA's biggest names cement their legacies on the league's biggest stage.
Led by Olynyk, the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards counterparts 48-5. They'll need that offensive boost in Game 7. "Honestly, I did", Thomas said. Since then, the team has made the playoffs each year.
The Wizards wouldn't be the first team in the 2017 playoffs to win a Game 7 on the road.
The Wizards' win continues a home court advantage pattern in the season series between the two teams.
Through three quarters in Washington's 92-91 win in Game 6, the Wizards were shooting 2-for-19 from beyond the arc. "It was in my mind throughout the game that I didn't want them to come here, wear all black, and basically call it a funeral and we lose at home". The victor of Monday night's game will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference Final. The result likely guarantees a Canadian will play in the National Basketball Association final, since Tristan Thompson of Brampton plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom the Celtics will face in the Eastern Conference final.
In Washington, the drought has been much longer.