The leader of the hosts John wall had a awful first half of the game, but thanks to the Bradley bill, "Washington" did not allow "Boston" to break away.
Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas is embracing the challenge of his team's upcoming Game 7 against the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They had a chance to win their first two games in Boston, opening Game 1 with 16 consecutive points and missing two last-second shots at the end of regulation in Game 2.
Wall and Beal ended up combining for 59 points and playing 85 minutes between them. The "Boston" for 27 points scored Thomas and Bradley.
The best-of-seven series is now tied, 3-3.
- The Celtics were just seconds away from the Eastern Conference finals, just one possession away.
CBSBoston.com writer Brian Robb joined Kaufman to break down Isaiah Thomas's struggles in the final 90 seconds of the contest, other concerns from the loss, and why in the world the C's elected to dress in all-black on the way to the game.
Later, Wall added: "It was just amusing to me". The home team has won each of the first six games. Thomas missed a rushed, off-balance 3-point heave before the final buzzer.
Jaylen Brown, who once had the look of a promising young player, has showed little to no potential on the offensive side of the ball, averaging only 2.8 points a game in the playoffs on top of a 37.8% field goal percentage and a 20% 3-point percentage. You can't dwell on it too long, or it can roll over into Game 7.
The Wizards must find a way to win on the road, which neither team has managed in the series or in any of their four regular-season meetings. Brooks has excelled at calling out-of-timeout plays this season, and he drew up a pick and roll with Wall and Gortat to get Wall isolated on Al Horford. Boston needs to make sure to set the tone and impose their will in such an important game against a team they are better than.
And shortly after sinking what might have been the biggest shot of his entire career, Wall spoke with ESPN and ripped the Celtics players for showing up for the game in black.
It was Wall who hit the game-winning three-pointer Friday night that extended the series. It's Game 6. Their season was on the line, so they should have been motivated by everything else, just like we're motivated for Game 7.