Celtics-Wizards the battle of the already beaten, these two continue to go to war with each other, ultimately to end up losers in the Eastern Conference Final at the hands of the Cavs. After 7 games of hard fought battle, they'll have to re-energize for their hardest task yet, and that task will have been waiting for them on a week of rest. Regardless, you play to win the game, so these teams don't care what's ahead, they care about the challenge at hand.
Celtics had a 3-2 lead entering the night, Wizards were playing at home however, and no team has lost at home yet in this series. As a matter of fact, in this series the home team has won by like 20 + plus in every game so far, except one. Game 6 would be a nice change of pace from that. Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley had big night's for the Celtics. Both of them had 27 points at a combined 43% shooting, pretty solid night from the Celtics back court. Too bad the Wizards back court had a much bigger night. John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 59 points on 47% shooting. It wasn't a pretty game by any means, it was a grind it out game, and it was up to the stars on both teams to hit the big shots. Al Hortford hit a big shot to give the Celtics a late lead, the shot that was thought to be the game winner. Then, John Wall made up for missing that shot at the end of game 2, by knocking down a 3 as time was winding down. He drilled the shot right in the face of Avery Bradley and it probably should've been an and 1. There was still time left on the clock, Isaiah Thomas took a 3 for the win, and it bricked out, Wizards win sending the series to game 7.
John Wall, had his first real superstar moment last night. Hitting a big 3 to win your team a game facing elimination in the playoffs is how you build a legendary resume in this league, not regular season stats. Glad to see John Wall has matured as a player and has fully developed into the superstar that we thought he'd be coming out of Kentucky. Bradley Beal actually living up to his $120 million contract for once last night was a nice sight, if he does that in game 7 it'll be hard for the Celtics to overcome and win. Home team is yet to lose a game and unfortunately for the Wizards I don't think that'll change. Winning game 7 on the road is tough and the Wizards blew their chance to get a road win in games 1 and 2, now it'll come back to haunt them.