The Celtics closed out a seven-game series last night against the Wizards with a 115-105 win in Boston.
Who led the Celtics, you ask? Isaiah Thomas had 29 points. That was nice. Marcus Smart had a nice all-around game off the bench with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. But the true hero was Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk finished with 26 points, five rebounds and four assists off the bench while shooting 10-for-14 from the field and 4-for-5 from the free-throw line.
For Monday night at least, it was Kelly’s world. We were just living in it.
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Wall finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds, but shot just 8-for-23 from the field and 1-for-8 from the 3-point line. In the fourth quarter, he couldn’t get anything going.
Bradley Beal did his best to carry Washington with 38 points, but it wasn’t enough.
For the Celtics, they get the reward of the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Yay!
Game 1 is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will air on TNT.
For the Wizards, they should be proud of their season. They were one game away from making it to the Eastern Conference Finals, which is more than what was expected of them to start the season. At the same time, it’s hard not to be bitter about how this series ended. With a core led by Wall and Beal, though, they’ll be just fine.
Tonight, we’ve got Game 2 of the Spurs at Warriors. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.