One difference: A series with the Celtics would start in Boston while the Cavs would have home-court against the Wizards. The reverse figures to happen Wednesday night in Boston.
So what if Oubre is averaging just 6.3 points per game in the playoffs? "It's about playing for each other and we've been doing that all year". I'll keep saying it that this National Basketball Association playoff, besides the Hawks, has been a great one to watch.
Washington never led by 50, but after trailing 53-48 early in the third, it was 74-53 by the time Porter made a layup with 5 minutes left in the quarter.
Washington coach Scott Brooks said he respects the league's decision and figured a suspension could be coming. "I know what I do", Olynyk said.
With Thomas being flocked by defenders, this means Boston should be able to find an open man to feed. "We were just having fun".
Celtics' all star Isaiah Thomas has been remarkable, but his supporting cast has been uneven through three games. This one's going back to Beantown tied up at two games apiece. Boston coughed the ball up six times during Washington's 26-0 run, and most of those mistakes resulted in easy transition buckets for the Wizards on the other end.
Did he flop? Wizards guard Brandon Jennings, who was also ejected from Game 3, believes so telling CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chase Hughes, "I think a lot of it was flop, though".
The Wizards trail, 2-1, in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
One game into the playoffs, Paul Millsap said his Atlanta Hawks were playing basketball while the Washington Wizards were "playing MMA". "We feel like we can win there; we know we can".
For a squad claiming to be #DeathRowDC, the Wizards were getting punked by the Celtics during the first two games of a physical matchup that made every longtime basketball fan reminisce about the good ol' days in the 1990s when the style of play was trash and the competition was paltry. He wants more foul calls as the series continues.
"It's a joke that he said that", Thomas added. The refs were allowing them to hold and grab and do all those things. Wall finished the quarter with 14 points, including a stretch where he scored nine straight points for the Wizards. He said he knew he had to be aggressive, and Brooks was never anxious about the All-Star guard losing his confidence or passing up good looks.
"He's dirty, a dirty player", Green said on Uninterrupted's "Dray Day" podcast. "He ended up having a really, really great game of leading our team defensively, offensively". Olynyk had set an illegal screen on Oubre that knocked him to the ground.