John Wall hit a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead basket, then hopped atop the scorer's table and yelled to celebrate at the conclusion of the Washington Wizards' 92-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night that pushed their Eastern Conference semifinal to a Game 7. Ray Brewer won the 2015-2016 season, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-2015. The black wardrobe was to symbolize a funeral for the Wizards.
The Wizards fought off the Celtics to avoid being eliminated in Game 6 on Friday night at the Verizon Center. After a Washington time-out, the Wizards countered with a 7-2 spurt of their own to tie the game at 50. I think the Wizards scrape home in a tight one. "Throughout this whole series, whoever's the most physical team has won every game".
The Wizards' human blur, better known by the masses as John Wall, sprinted down the court and threw up a shot in traffic that was deflected by Boston's Al Horford as time expired to preserve Boston's slimmest of leads, 42-41 at the half.
It will be the No. 2 Spurs against top seed Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, while the titleholders Cleveland Cavaliers have earlier claimed the first spot in the Eastern Conference Finals with a sweep of No. 3 Toronto Raptors.
"Now I'm seeing the game differently", Thomas said.
Coach Scott Brooks should thank Beal for his smart play, as Washington had multiple timeouts on that possession but declined using them to set up that two-for-one scenario. Four of the five games featured a stretch of 16-0 or greater, including a 26-point burst by Washington in Game 4, and a 16-point stretch for the Celtics in Game 5. "Makes me look thin, right?"
Last match in Boston, Wall shot below his average return for the season, and he will need to improve significantly on that for the Wizards to stand a chance. Washington won't shoot this poorly at home and the Celtics won't get the same scoring output from its role players. Washington shot 38.5 percent from the field and a dismal 7 of 29 from beyond the arc. "It just happens. I don't really know the real reason".
Celtics fans chanted "We want Oubre!" They made adjustments, it must have been something they saw in the film, and they killed us with it in the first quarter.
In Boston's three wins Bradley has constantly crowded Wall, tormenting him with an assortment of stabs and pokes at the ball, while also cutting off his driving lanes. "When we took shots, they started leaking out and getting out".
If this game is relatively close as the minutes start to wane down in the fourth quarter, expect to see The Mini Monster point at his wrist in triumph a lot.