John Wall, Wizards use two staggering runs to climb back in series

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Wizards reserve Kelly Oubre Jr. was suspended one game, the National Basketball Association announced Saturday, "for charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact" with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk during the second quarter of Washington's 116-89 rout.

Kyle Korver scored 18 points to help the Cavaliers become the first team to win eight straight playoff games the year following a title, and the first team to win eight straight in consecutive postseasons. Speaking with reporters, Thomas said he felt the game was not called evenly and that he should have been awarded a few trips to the charity stripe during Washington's incredible 26-0 run during the third quarter. The Wizards have two chances to snag a game on the road. Not quite the way it turned out. You can listen to all of the 2017 NBA Playoffs as well as Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards live stream by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99. The Wizards got into the paint with nearly no resistance and despite starting Amir Johnson, there was zero presence on the glass. The Wizards outrebounded the Celtics, 45-31 and outscored Boston, 56-38, in the paint.

"You guys were good", Brooks said in the huddle as shown on TNT.

Wall has been excellent in Round 2 so far, averaging 27.8 points, 12.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.8 blocks in 39.1 minutes per game.

The defeat was marred by particularly poor shooting efforts from Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, the team's second- and fourth-leading scorers during the regular season, respectively. And while Game Four ended - just as Game Three did - with them having crafted a blowout, it featured more spirited competition in the first half. Washington's main adjustment wasn't anything complex, they just played harder and got the Celtics to turn the ball over. An 8-0 run put the Celtics ahead 20-15. He was tossed from Game 3 for charging and knocking over Kelly Olynyk. Had 21 points off turnovers in the third quarter alone. In the first quarter, the Wizards' defense was predicated on optimism - hoping that Thomas and the Celtics would miss.

Thomas not only had four fouls in Sunday's 121-102 loss, he struggled offensively with only two of his 19 points coming after halftime. Instead of slowing the game down, the Celtics kept speeding it up.

A big issue for Boston is that they are not seeing any consistent offensive ball flow, with countless actions to find open looks going unrewarded.

Thomas acknowledged that the Wizards' 26-0 third-quarter run was the reason for the result, not the officiating. They had the Verizon Center rocking from the get-go, and especially after the break, to pull even in the series. "I'm excited about us getting an opportunity to represent our franchise in the Eastern Conference Finals to go play for the big one". Curry and Durant hit back to back 3s to give Golden State a 92-84 lead with 3:04 left. Unlike their previous playoff match-up against the Chicago Bulls, the Celtics won their first two games at TD Garden. Boston went the next 6 minutes, 49 seconds without scoring a field goal.

The Cavs finished off the Raptors about an hour before Game 4 between the Celtics and Wizards tipped off in Washington.