Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

The Wizards came out attacking in the third quarter, and their confidence and lead grew when Beal nailed a short jumper to make it 64-59.

After Wall's basket, the Wizards had one foul to give without putting a Celtic on the free throw line and Wizards forward Kelly Oubre fouled Boston center Kelly Olynyk. Boston arrived in Washington for Game 6 all in black and it backfired on them as John Wall and company played with a lot of emotion as their backs were to the, well, wall. In the words of All-Star Isaiah Thomas, Game 7 is where legends are born, such as Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and John Havlicek.

CELTICS-WIZARDS: Isaiah Thomas used to imagine what it would be like to play in a Game 7 as he watched some of the NBA's biggest names cement their legacies on the league's biggest stage.

The Celtics have returned to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2012, when they were vanquished by LeBron James as he began his incredible run for his first National Basketball Association title.

But as it has been the case since the start of the year, the Wizards bench could not be trusted. The home court and the home crowd won't mean much unless the Celtics play well. No player from the Wizards bench scored after 6:56 of the 2nd quarter.

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Now they know him as one of the players primarily responsible for ending their team's season. "I'm going to talk to my lawyers". I don't think you guys or anybody gave us any chance to even win a game or two.

Almost all of the offensive credit for the Celtics' strong Game 6 play, despite the loss, goes to their starters.

The first quarter ended with the Celtics up 27-23. The second quarter stayed closer throughout.

Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Warriors rallied from way behind after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The foul appeared to have occurred with about 2.7 seconds remaining and Boston down a point. Whoever he is guarding, the Wizards tried to post him up.

3-Point Goals-Boston 11-35 (Thomas 5-13, Bradley 3-6, Horford 2-4, Crowder 1-4, Smart 0-1, Olynyk 0-2, Rozier 0-2, Brown 0-3), Washington 5-24 (Morris 2-5, Wall 2-5, Beal 1-8, Jennings 0-1, Porter 0-2, Bogdanovic 0-3). Boston hit four of its last six from three, and that helped change the dynamic. The Celtics are assured of no worse than the fourth pick in Tuesday night's draft lottery as they still reap the benefits of the Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce trade to Brooklyn. Washington went back to their starters around the 10-minute mark, and quickly it was a 7-0 Wizards run.

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