Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Desperate after losing two games in Boston that they could have won, the Wizards made sure the Celtics couldn't rally, mustering a first quarter 22-0 run and managed to protect the hard earned lead.

All the nonsense between the teams in the regular season - Jae Crowder's finger wag in John Wall's face, the funeral game, and so on - pales and fades when you get to this point of the season, with their Eastern Conference semifinal series tied at 2-2 after Washington's blowout win over Boston Sunday.

That series won't end until Wednesday night at the earliest, and could run until Monday night, meaning the Cavaliers will have plenty of time to rest before the Eastern Conference Finals.

John Wall had another double-double with 27 points and 12 assists.

Thomas finished with 19 points for the Celtics, but he scored 15 on 5-of-5 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc in the opening 13:05.

Washington got on the board in the series with a 116-89 win at home in Game 3 on Thursday night.

In their last playoff series the Hawks accused the Wizards of playing "MMA" instead of basketball, so it's clear teams are taking notice of their aggressive style. When guys went to the hole and got hit a little bit on lay-ups, they were fouls and then when we went to the hole, especially myself, I'm hitting the ground and there's no calls.

The Wizards were successfully physical with Thomas. Oubre has already been fined and suspended for Game 4.

"You don't anticipate going into a game against the best record in the East, be on a 26-0 run after they score the first four or five points with a timeout in between". Green checked in during Boston's disastrous third quarter. After walking the first two batters, Tillman bounced back nicely in his first appearance since the 2016 AL wild-card game. "We've just got to take each game one game at a time and come back for Game 4 Sunday, which is going to be probably insane".

Isaiah Thomas didn't mince words about the Celtics-Wizards rivalry.

November 2016 - The Wizards' superstar guard John Wall was assessed a flagrant 2 foul after clubbing Marcus Smart despite them already up by 20 in their very first meeting. Whistled for a foul on the play, Olynyk was discussing the call with an official when Oubre ran his way.

Isaiah Thomas has dealt with a lot during the Boston Celtics current playoff run, including a busted-up mouth. So those of who believe in Celtics coach Brad Stevens and the Celtics way of doing things now have their case study. On top of that we converted, we're one of the best teams in the league at converting off turnovers. The team improved to 5-2 in playoff games when Wall and Beal combine for 50-plus points.

All in all, the Celtics attempted five shots during the stretch: three 3-pointers, a 17-footer by Horford and 7-footer by Thomas.

"He focuses on the next play, he made a big 3 and it kind of got him going and our defensive activity got us going", Brooks said. The Raptors took their first fourth-quarter lead of the series but couldn't avoid their fourth straight loss. He posted the highest single-game scoring total of the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs in Game 2 against the Wizards, pouring in 53 points to help the Celtics to a win in overtime.

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