The Celtics are in the Eastern Finals. A lustrum after reaching them for the last time. And 24 hours before being able to get the number 1 draft. Nothing can go better in the Boston ranks. Victory against Wizards in a TD Garden dressed in green passion.
Boston has been imposed on Washington 115-105. In the 7th and final game of the semifinal of the East. With 29 points from Isaiah Thomas. And 26 by Kelly Olynyk. The surprise factor that set the Garden on fire in the fourth quarter. Triumph by 4-3. And now the champions are waiting, Cleveland Cavaliers. It will be from Wednesday. With the court factor in favor of Boston.
The Wizards arrived until the 7th. And that’s where the story ends. In a huge meeting of Bradley Beal. He scored 38 points. On an unhappy night by John Wall. He stayed halfway.
Celtics 115 Wizards 105 (4-3)
Impressive image of the garden bathed in green from top to bottom. In that context, it seemed complicated that the locals bite the dust. And they did not bite him. Although the party was certainly balanced.
It came with a narrow 53-55 at halftime. And they maintained the advantage the visitors playing in the third quarter. Exigua, but in the end advantage. Until it arrived a partial of 22-5 for the locals. Between the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the last. To get 94-81 in the back light.
However, the Wizards reacted. That was when the Olynyk moment came to change everything. The Celtics substitute fired up the stands. By putting 11 of the next 13 points of your team. In the fourth quarter of the last match. In the crucial minutes. To break the game. And put a 110-100 unattainable for the rival.
Thomas and Olynyk. Olynyk and Thomas. Both mounts the one as the other. The first from the ownership; The second from the substitution.
The base went to 29 points, 12 assists and only 2 turnovers. Exemplary domain of the track. Excellent game direction. The power forward was displayed from the second unit. With 26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 10 of 14 in the shot. I had never scored so many points in the playoffs. It was 28 minutes to frame. Despite arriving at the break with 3 fouls.
Olynyk led with Marcus Smart a substitution that was vital. Local substitutes scored 48 points. The visitors, only made 5. The loose match in attack of John Wall and the nullity of the substitution of Wizards were key in the defeat. The visiting substitutes only threw 5 times to basket. Only scored Bojan Bogdanovic. They were little used by Scott Brooks.
In the Celtics, there was more than Thomas and Olynyk. The Dominican Al Horford, for example, returned. And not little. He scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. In 40 minutes. With 60% on the field goal. Without missing a single triple. Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart also worked. And Avery Bradley did not shine in attack because it melted into defense.
Boston finished with a 53% on the field goal. He struck out 8 of 13 3-pointers in the second half. He only lost 8 balls throughout the game. His only fault: problems with rebound. I do not care. The Celtics accomplished their goal. Great work from Brad Stevens and his coaching staff.
In Wizards, match Bradley Beal with 38 points and 5 triples. Otto Porter went 20 with 10 rebounds. Markieff Morris to 18 with 9. And Wall was left with 18 goals and 11 assists. But with 8 of 23 on the field goal. Including a poor 1 out of 8 from the triple. It was not right on the key day.