Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

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Wizards point guard, John Wall, a 4-time All-Star playing in his 7th National Basketball Association season has been nothing short of phenomenal, averaging 27.9 points and 10.3 assists in 12 playoffs games thus far.

Isaiah Thomas in the Nike Kobe A.D.

For Wall's part, he made it very clear immediately after his clutch three-pointer won Game 6 in Washington and forced a Game 7 in Boston that he wouldn't spend a lot of time patting himself on the back. Here are three keys to victory in the Monday night elimination game.

"After tonight, I'm locked back in for Game 7", said Wall. To win the series for the Celtics tried ISEA Thomas, but his long-range attempt from the resistance was inaccurate.

A game that featured wire-to-wire action was capped off by a John Wall pull up three pointer with 3.2 seconds left that gave the Wizards a 92-91 victory in Game 6 of this Eastern Conference Semi- Final Series. "I knew it wasn't going to be easy at all".

"I don't believe in pressure", Thomas said.

The Celtics' bench outscored the Wizards' bench 48-5 in the game. Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Boston 37 (Olynyk 8), Washington 46 (Gortat 13). Since then, the top seed has made it as far as the Eastern Conference Finals, but the last time the top seed fail to get past the second round was in 2010, when the Celtics beat the Cavaliers in six games.

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That can't be fixed - so Boston, aiming for its first conference finals appearance since 2012, will have to win it at home.

Thomas has gotten mental advice this postseason from both Kobe Bryant and most recently Paul Pierce after the Wizards evened the series in Game 4. It also marked the latest big performance by Thomas, in a playoff run that began in the haze of his younger sister's death in a vehicle accident. He declared "legends are born" in Game 7s and spent all weekend thinking about the importance of the moment. "We're going to have to play really well".

The Celtics overcame a playoff career-high 38 points from Wizards guard Bradley Beal. However, Beal's play at home compared to on the road is like night and day. John Wall finished with just 18 points on 8-of-23 shooting overall.

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points for the Celtics but missed a final 3-point attempt at the buzzer. The run grew to 22-5 in the opening minutes of the fourth as the Celtics' lead became 94-81.

Washington stayed close as Beal continued to score, including a four-point play.

Boston took advantage of that on Monday, getting timely performances from multiple players. They were able to recover, put their first pair of losses in the past, and win their next four consecutive games, taking the series 4-2. "He was the difference today - a huge difference". "The last two years we were in the playoffs, we lost Game 6 here, and we just had a lot of heart". But fourth quarter numbers matter most, and that's why Morris smiled. The Wizards wore all-black to a regular-season matchup with Boston in January before soundly beating them. But one thing Stevens never encountered was a Game 7. "Just came up short", Wall said. Hopefully, the trend continues and team walks off the court Monday night as the next opponents of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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