Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7

Taylor Byrd
May 15, 2017

"We put ourselves in position to win the game", said Al Horford, whose 16-foot baseline bank shot with 7.7 seconds left gave Boston their last lead at 91-89.

John Wall hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 3.5 seconds left to lift the Wizards to a 92-91 victory over the Celtics. Oubre, who was suspended for Game 4 after knocking Olynyk to the floor in Game 3, this time made appropriate contact.

With 41.2 seconds left and a tied game, Brad Stevens called timeout, with a 2 for 1 chance and an ATO play. "It was in my mind throughout the game that I didn't want them to come here and basically call it a funeral if we lose at home".

Bradley was just about as locked in as he was in Game 5, scoring 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting for Boston. 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.

This series deserved to go seven games.

Whether or not actual handshakes will take place between teams that dislike one another so much following Monday's Game 7 will be an interesting footnote to a series that has been hostile.

Thomas needs to use his teammates to get more open shots, and use more off ball cutting rather than using isolation against the bigger guards of the Wizards.

Wall, Beal, and Morris scored all 51 points in the second half for the Wizards. "I just wanted the city to know that we love them for all the support they give us and they're wonderful fans". "Then the next play Wall gets to the foul line", said Thomas, who'd given Boston a 87-82 lead with a five-point burst with 94 seconds left in regulation. Wall made a decision to fire a 3-pointer and nailed it with 3.9 seconds left, giving the Wizards a 92-91 lead with one of the most clutch shots in franchise history.

After the game, Wall spoke with ESPN court reporter Lisa Salters and immediately cited Boston's disrespect in the lead up to Game 6.

The NBA released its Last Two Minute Report for Game 6 of Celtics-Wizards. Neither team have yet to win on the road in this series but anything can happen in a Game 7, so you can scrap the form guide. Up until that point, he'd failed to do it in the final five seconds of a game in his seventh National Basketball Association season.

The hosts have won all 10 games between the Wizards and Celtics this season. That's really all he could have said to his team after this one.

Game 1 was played the day after the funeral of Thomas' sister, Chyna, who was killed in a vehicle accident in mid-April in their home state of Washington.

Boston's Al Horford knock down what looked to be a potential game victor with 7 seconds to play to give the Celtics an 91-89 lead.

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