Wizards vs Boston Game 7 is Monday
- Author: Julie Sanders May 14, 2017,
May 14, 2017, 7:47
John Wall is a heat-seeking missile that will either find his way to the basket or create an easy bucket for a teammate with nearly absolute certainty.
Wizards vs Boston Game 7 is Monday - With a firm swing, fate seemed to turn the Wizards way in game 6 as they took down the Celtics 92-91 to force Monday's game 7 in Boston.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots over Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Friday, May 12, 2017, in Washington. "It was kind of copy-catting what we did", said Wall, whose Wizards donned dark outfits before a regular-season game dubbed the "Funeral Game" between these teams that are building a rivalry. In fact, the shot was so big that Markieff Morris semi-selfishly said after the game that Wall's shot was the biggest one of HIS career. "Just go out there and compete, give it our all and see what the outcome (is)".
There will be a Game 7, and the chances at reaching the next stage of the postseason are equal for both teams. On Friday, Bradley's output helped the Celtics stay in the game while getting just five points from their bench, and led them to an unusual 17-8 advantage in fast break points. Instead, Boston's got to defend home floor one more time in Game 7 where anything goes between two teams who have pounded each other all series long.
"To have Game 7 back in Boston in the Garden".
After averaging 43 points per game through the first two games, including a 53-point effort in Game 2, Thomas has just averaged 19.3 points over the last four. Considering the alternatives, Boston could live with that final attempt - except for the result. The team is giving up 125 points per game in Boston, compared to 94 points per game in Washington.
Celtics players made no mention of the possibility of extra time coming off the clock during their postgame media access following Game 6, and it might not have changed how quickly Thomas acted to get up a final shot. Boston shot 40.5 percent from the field. Horford finished with 20 points. Boston were up 87-82, but could not hold on. Washington countered thanks to its dynamic backcourt. Wall and Beal responded with a pair of free throws and a three-pointer to tie the game. The Wizards' other starting forward, Otto Porter, was scoreless in 36 minutes.
In game 6 the Wizards started hedging a bit more and the Celtics missed a lot more shots (open 3's, layups, and dunks). The Wizards had a foul left to give, meaning the Celtics would have to inbound the ball again.