Celtics Or Wizards: Who's The Better Matchup For The Cavaliers?

Game 7 will also — at least for now — settle the score between teams that havent hidden their dislike for one another.

Thomas dropped 53 points in Boston's 129-119 overtime win in Game 2 on Tuesday, and Wall hit a go-ahead three pointer with 3.5 seconds left in Game 6 to keep the series alive for the Wizards on Friday.

While Thomas is anxious for the opportunity, one thing he says he won't be is nervous.

Thomas has gotten mental advice this postseason from both Kobe Bryant and most recently Paul Pierce after the Wizards evened the series in Game 4.

Brad Stevens is in his fourth year as head coach of the Celtics and had big shoes to fill in replacing Doc Rivers. "He's got - he's dealing with more, more stuff physically, and obviously gone through what he went through at the start of the playoffs, it's pretty remarkable". Bradley Beal, who shot 1-of-8 from the 3-point line for the night despite a game-high 33 points, made his late 3 with 1:09 left to cut into Boston's five-point lead and inject some belief back into the eager crowd. John Wall would not have it, not on his home-court. They are a great team. "I hate losing, especially when we feel like we were a better team".

Who do you think will win this series? The victor will tip off the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday in Cleveland. Thomas is already beloved in the city of Boston, but he can reach new highs if he comes up with a big performance in the biggest game of his career.




"I thought it was going in". I've seen them play before. "And they just stayed at it, and they beat us down". "It was in my mind throughout the game that I didn't want them to come here, wear all black, and basically call it a funeral". They're going to have to match the intensity from Thomas and the Celtics if they hope to extend their season. We've had to execute to get to this point. In their final month of play, Boston caught fire and successfully took the top spot of the East.

However, the Celtics planned distraction only motivated the four-time All-Star, as John Wall hit the game-winning 3-pointer, lifting the Wizards to a Game 7 for the first time since 1979.

Thomas, who is playing with a heavy heart following the death of his 22-year-old sister Chyna in a auto accident at the start of the playoffs, scored 17 of his points in the second half, including 12 in the third quarter.

The Celtics closed out the third quarter on a 9-0 run with Thomas and Smart combining for three 3-pointers over the final 1:46.

Led by Olynyk the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards' counterparts 48-5. His ability to play through what he has experienced recently has been remarkable enough, now he has to find the determination one last time in this series to potentially lead his team further.

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