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

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

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

We did everything we wanted at that time and score of the game.

Now everyone will find out what Game 7 has in store.

Wall scored 23 of his 26 points in the second half, including the game-winning three-point shot with 3.9 seconds left to give Washington the W. "I've been thinking about it for many, many years". Everybody that's on this team, I believe in. "It's only right to get a Game 7 after all that went on this season".

Isaiah Thomas torched the Wizards for 43 points per game in the first two games of this series, but he's been held to just 16.7 points per game over Boston's last three games.

And Isaiah Thomas, who never met a spotlight he didn't love, who smiles broadly and goes into a shooting motion when he opens the refrigerator and the light comes on, is very cool with this development.

It was indeed a nail-biter with both teams playing with the competitive juices you would expect in a game with so much at stake. So we're excited. I'm excited. Heading into the final 12 minutes of the game, Boston's lead got boosted back up to 17. I mean, if you had said that back in October that we'd be in Game 7 in the second round, a lot of people probably wouldn't even believe that. "I just gotta keep trusting them, keep trusting the process, and hopefully we can end it tonight". "We're going to take a few days to figure out our adjustments and then win Game 7".

A similar question was put to Wizards coach Scott Brooks on Thursday, when his team opted to skip a full practice and instead have a light shootaround. "We play each other during the regular season, we split the series 2-2". "Seems like it was meant to be".

"Hopefully we will play better than we played the last game there", referring to the Celts' 123-101 waxing of Washington on Wednesday. But Beal disappeared for the final five minutes of the first half.

"Now I'm seeing the game differently", Thomas said. John Wall and company are 5-0 at home during the playoffs.

"It's great", he said. You've played in front of the crowd. That was my favorite team growing up. "When I played, I missed two shots, I didn't think I was gonna make the next shot". All of these guys get this opportunity to be a part of a Game 7. "At 6'7", with his athletic prowess, he has the ability to cover shooting guards and both forward positions. And our guys are confident. It was that kind of half for Wall who missed eight of his nine shots but did manage to dish out six assists. "I felt like he had a great game". "When it comes to the playoffs, there's a lot more pressure". Joked Brooks on Thursday: "I'll take a 25-point run. Nobody is going to come in as a ideal point guard, a flawless guy". "That being said, we've still got to play well". I feel like that's so true.

The Celtics came dressed to kill in all black wardrobes on their way to the locker room, something not unnoticed by Wall, as he spoke to ESPN's Lisa Salters moments after the game-winning shot.