Celtics head back home after squandering a 2-0 lead

They went on a 26-0 run, and we can't have that on the road. The Wizards are worthy of respect, at least in their ability to adjust to the circumstances they faced coming into Game 3.

"It's just been a lot of hard fouls that you're used to seeing back in the old days' playoffs", Wall said. It was a no-show.

The simple truth to the Wizards' series with the Boston Celtics is they have the more talented personnel, and the superior size. But Thursday night's first quarter redefined the term debacle. Twenty-two-to-zip. How does that happen in the National Basketball Association? It is one thing to lose the way Washington did in Boston, knowing that they were at some point in a position to win. How can you make a shot?

These two teams are one in the same, as loath as they want to admit it.

The Wizards also made it a point to go at Thomas, posting him up often at the start of Sunday's game. "I'll make the adjustments". Of that Celtics fans can be confident. We know this team is tough. Based on how the Wizards carved up the Boston Celtics in consecutive wins, Washington is doing just that. We need the reminder.

"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". We really feel this series is going to go the distance. The Wizards swarmed Thomas off dribble handoffs and screen-and-rolls, ignoring shooters spotting up to squeeze Thomas into a straightjacket. During the regular season, Boston scored 108 points per game. That was left to the Wizards, who figuratively and effectively took him out of the game when he was on the court. Wall continued his historic run, becoming the only player in National Basketball Association playoff history to record 11 straight games of at least 20 points and seven assists. On top of that we converted, we're one of the best teams in the league at converting off turnovers. Unlike many of his teammates, he's overdue for a true quality performance.

"The calls should definitely be a little more even".

The Celtics were led by Isaiah Thomas scoring 19 points. They bumped each other a couple of times before the officials decided this was no night for flyweight bouts and kicked 'em both out. John Wall had 24 points with eight assists to lead the team. He could not carry it over to Game 3, struggling in a hostile situation, and that's probably no surprise given his relative inexperience. "He's talked to me today about how to stop him on defense", Brooks quipped. Rozier needs to maintain his composure. In game three, the Celtics never posed a threat.

The 21-year-old said he apologized to referee Monty McCutchen, who was talking to Olynyk at the time of the incident. Coming off ball screens, coming off pin downs. I can't remember which.

But I'm not sure whether it was beneficial to the Wizards or not.

Indeed, the media should give these teams the attention they fully deserve moving forward, because what they have here is a pulsating rivalry not seen since the gritty and glorified era of 90s basketball.

Even though the Celtics have their noses in front so far, the Wizards have the chance to level things up in front of their home crowd tonight.

More important from our perspective around here is whether it affects Olynyk.

Of course, Washington could lead every game for 47 minutes and 58 seconds, but if Boston takes the lead for the final two seconds, the Celtics win every time. So I think it's gotta be called differently.


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