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For reference, the all black attire chronicle first arose in the regular season on Jan 24, when the Wizards arrived at the Verizon Center wearing all black, calling it a funeral game against the Celtics.
Isaiah Thomas, who scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, missed an off-balance 3-point heave at the buzzer with a chance to win the game.
So, naturally, the ending of Game 6 has come with some more.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards, which was playing it its first Game 7 since 1979 with 38 points, including 24 in the second half.
The host has won all 10 games between the Wizards and Celtics this season - four in the regular season and six in the playoffs. "All indications are that he felt good after yesterday's game", Stevens said. It seems like it was meant to be.
"It had to go seven", Bradley Beal added.
"Looked the defender in the eye and took a shot that I work on and it went in", Wall said. But with his season on the line and the best on-ball defensive guard in the league in front of him, Wall shocked everyone but himself. "They should have been motivated by everything else". The point guard is the best player in the series, and a big Game 7 for him could put the Wizards one step closer towards reaching the 2017 NBA Finals. The foul appeared to have occurred with about 2.7 seconds remaining and Boston down a point.
After Bradley and Beal traded shots to even it at 89, the Celtics had the ball and, coming out of a timeout with 14.1 seconds remaining, Al Horford made a 16-foot bank shot for the lead. "Couldn't finish it. We can't dwell on this".
This is going to hurt a lot, and they have to forget last night's loss as fast as they can because they have one more chance for the finals. "That's not the way I'm gonna go out". The victor advances to the Eastern Conference Finals.
"All we asked for was a Game 7".
The first came with 41.2 seconds to play.
"Washington" and "Boston" continue to dispute the ticket to the Eastern conference finals. Who knows if it was on his mind as he stuck a dagger 3-pointer to force Game 7. This was the first win by a home team facing elimination on its court in these National Basketball Association playoffs.
"He's such a great guy getting to the rim and getting downhill on guys", Boston's Jae Crowder said. Neither the Celtics nor Wizards have won on the road, and the difference in some numbers based on the location of games is stark. Joked Brooks: "I'm going to talk to my lawyers". I'm excited. We couldn't take care of business tonight, an unbelievable shot by John Wall. Celtics reserves shot 2-for-15 and were outscored 13-5, a key stat in a game decided by a single point. Totals 32-79 16-18 91.
Wall and Beal each were beneficiaries scoring eight and nine points, respectively in the second quarter to help the Wizards take a two-point lead into halftime. Horford, Bradley, and Thomas combined for 74 of Boston's points, but those strong performances were dampened by weak play from the rest of the Celtics.