LeBron: Boston fans are born 'pumped,' don't need any more

Boston advanced with a 115-105 Game 7 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night and then won the National Basketball Association draft lottery for the first time Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Canadian had entered the game averaging only 8.3 points per game in the play-offs but delivered when it mattered.

It was needed and Olynyk delivered. Mary High School, it was also a nod to the Celtics, the team James has played in the postseason more than any other. Cleveland won a six-game series with Toronto but fell behind Golden State 3-1 in the NBA Finals before LeBron James and Kyrie Irving rallied the Cavaliers to the title.

With Cleveland beginning the postseason with eight straight wins, however, the No. 1 seed will have a tough time winning this next series.

"I'm ready to get going, ready to start playing", Coach Tyronn Lue said.

As you can see, they have a lot to learn. This team believes we have a chance. They didn't give us a chance when we were down 2-0 to Chicago.

Asked what it would take to beat the Cavs, Boston's Marcus Smart said, "Perfection".

The Boston Celtics did take one thing away from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA's regular season, finishing with the best record in the East and top playoff seed overall. "I knew it wouldn't be easy at all", Thomas said. "He did it all".

There were even chants of "Kel-ly" from the boisterous crowd. "We're lucky to move on", Olynyk said.

Game 5: May 25 at Boston, 5:30 p.m. When the Celtics make those open 3-pointers, they win.

And when the game was over and the Celtics won, their energy was indeed a key part of the team's victory.

Led by Olynyk the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards' counterparts 48-5.

Isaiah Thomas may be 5'9, but he's spectacular, and has a 53-point game in these playoffs to prove it.

Beal led the Wizards, who have not reached the conference final since 1979, with 38 points.

"I love the way Otto Porter bounced back after that Game 6", he added.

"We've been counted out since I've been here, so it's nothing new", Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said. "You credit them because they played their tails off".

Thomas and the Celtics were supposed to beat the Bulls and the Wizards and they did. Guys like Tyler Zeller, Jonas Jerebko, James Young and Gerald Green will only play if somebody gets hurt or has too many fouls. "That guy is a true victor". Thomas has been the emotional leader for this team and when he can't be the team struggles. He's exactly what I need for being my point guard. And with such a bright future in the long-term, they appear to have nothing to lose the next two weeks. "If I get five or six shots, if I get 15 shots, it don't matter to me, as long as we win". The Cavs went into TD Bank Garden and spanked the Celtics, 114-91 behind a dominating performance from LeBron James. That postseason, they lost in seven games to James and the Miami Heat. "Our guys' vibe doesn't ever change". I really wish, what if everybody was healthy? Johnson has started seven of the Celtics' 13 playoff games at the four, including Game 7 on Monday night.

The Cavs do not have a pick in the 2017 draft.

Wizards: Dropped to 6-4 all-time in Game 7s. Belichick was spotted in one of the boxes. He was 2-0 with Oklahoma City, both wins over Memphis.

  • Julie Sanders