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Olynyk was the victim of a Kelly Oubre Jr. shove in Game 3 that got the Wizards guard suspended for Game 4. The only aging piece of the team's core is Horford, Thomas should continue his rise into the game's elite players, Jaylen Brown is a great talent and the team should get another great draft pick courtesy of the league's worst Brooklyn Nets.
Isaiah Thomas in the Nike Kobe A.D. They were deafening at times, unavoidable cheers for No. 41. Perhaps, it was this frustration that led to Washington's Kelly Oubre Jr earning himself a Game 4 suspension after going after Kelly Olynyk in what has to be the first instance of Kelly-on-Kelly violence in National Basketball Association history.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said his team faced a daunting challenge, stating the Cavaliers have raised their game in the postseason.
This is Boston's first trip to the conference finals since 2012, the previous year of an era fueled by Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
The top-seeded Celtics host the defending champion Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday and Game 2 on Friday.
The full schedule was released shortly after the Celtics advanced. The Celtics only win came in Boston by four points, and Kevin Love did not play.
After the Wizards dominated the paint most of the series, it was the Celtics who outscored the Wizards 58-40 in the paint in Game 7.
Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals: "We know it's going to be tough, but at this point, anything can happen, and we really believe it", Thomas said. But PG Chris Paul will probably need an extraordinary night to give the Clippers a chance. "We tried to score a little bit but we just lost our composure and they picked us apart".
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says his top scorer won't play after aggravating his sprained left ankle during the second half of Sunday's 113-111 loss to the Warriors.
In Game 7, Thomas didn't save his best for last - the fourth quarter. The home team has won all six games in the series, but Boston was the first road team to cover in Game 6.
Boston's mettle has been tested. But Wall shot just 8 of 23 from the floor, 1 of 8 from 3-point range. "So even though you have more people, sometimes less work gets done".
The Garden crowd would have serenaded any Celtic who stepped up Monday night, be it Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, or anyone else.
The two best teams in the Eastern Conference have made their way to a much anticipated showdown, and despite both teams getting there very differently, the series should be a fun and interesting one. We know they are a unsafe team, and they can shoot 3's. In fact, we are officially in the midst of the franchise's most significant week in almost a decade, and Green Teamers are feeling those good vibrations.
Thomas, as he has done all season, played his best when the Celtics needed it most.
However this postseason ends for Boston, it looks like just the beginning for the group.
Who will win Game 7 between the Celtics and Wizards?
"It was unbelievable", Olynyk said of coming through for the C's during Game 7, "especially to do it in front of our fans and the city of Boston".