Oubre took exception with the screen, which had sent him to the floor as an official called Olynyk for the foul. "We feel like we're in control", Wall said.
Green poked some fun at Oubre for pulling up at the end and just bumping Olynyk with his shoulder, saying "he looked like a linebacker trying to run through the line, then he sees the line when he gets there like uh oh".
SALT LAKE CITY - Draymond Green's penchant for kicking opponents below the belt has earned him a reputation as one of the league's dirtiest players.
The Celtics are well aware of Bogdanovic's ability to stroke the ball from long range but admit that they did not pay enough attention to that skill during Game 3. Everyone knows that he's dirty (and that he flopped). So it was good basketball! Oubre went on to say that he would learn from his mistakes, and said that the Wizards are a "next man up" team where other players will step in for him on Sunday.
Lowry was getting more treatment Saturday, adding that he's not "giving up hope" of being ready to attempt playing in Game 4. He started Game 4 shooting 5 for 5 from 3-point territory with 17 points and was held to two more on 1-of-7 shooting the rest of the way.
So what if Oubre is averaging just 6.3 points per game in the playoffs? Both players received technical fouls for their involvement.
"It's just been a lot of hard fouls that you're used to seeing back in the old days' playoffs", Wizards guard John Wall said. "We can't complain, can't be passive". Can we please change the Wizards name back to the Bullets? Game 4 won't be any less physical, and that works in Washington's favor. One of the league's more underrated facilitators, Hill is second on the team with 15.6 points per game in the playoffs. "We have to match it".
The two had a brief flare-up near the Boston bench and kept barking at each other as play continued.
Celtics Coach Brad Stevens, predictably, defended his player on Monday.
It was just the fifth technical foul in Stevens' four-year National Basketball Association coaching career. He has picked up 13 technical fouls this season and missed game 5 of the NBA Finals previous year after getting called for 7 technical fouls in the post-season. The Bulls (six) and Heat (three) combined for nine total technicals in a game the Heat won 115-78.style="text-align: center;"