Wizards win on Wall's 3-pointer, forcing a Game 7

Wall and Beal each were beneficiaries scoring eight and nine points, respectively in the second quarter to help the Wizards take a two-point lead into halftime.

John Wall in the Nike Kobe A.D.

"He's a victor. He plays to win", said Wizards coach Scott Brooks of Wall.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is introduced before Game 7 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Boston. And celebrate they did as Wall hopped on the scorer's table and embraced the crowd's cheers.

"That says a lot about the team we are and we believe in each other", Thomas said. A lot of guys doubted us winning this game at home. At that point, the Celtics had a 93 percent probability of winning, according to Inpredictable. No matter what anyone thinks about their chances in a potential series against LeBron James, the feat will still be a great one for this version of the Boston Celtics.

And as Olynyk walked off the floor with 1:37 to play and Boston ahead 110-102, he received a rousing applause, the kind he has never had as a member of the Celtics. He and Avery Bradley each had 27 points.

Late in the fourth quarter, after his 3-pointer put the Boston Celtics out front by double digits, the TD Garden faithful celebrated Kelly Olynyk's improbable Game 7 performance by chanting his name. "And the 12-2 assist-to-turnover (ratio) is as powerful as the 29 points".

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The Wizards hung tough, paced by Otto Porter Jr., and closed the gap to 46-45.

Thomas, who is playing with a heavy heart following the death of his 22-year-old sister Chyna in a auto accident at the start of the playoffs, scored 17 of his points in the second half, including 12 in the third quarter. Al Horford added 20 points and 6 rebounds.

With Game 7 on Monday, Wall and the Wizards will have a day or two to enjoy the moment and prepare themselves for the emotion that will be spewing out of Boston in the biggest game of the year. It also would be the Celtics' first trip to the conference finals since 2012, the last such run made by Boston's since-departed Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. "We made It to Game 7, it really doesn't matter if we win or not, '" Bradley recalled. One will advance Monday night, the other will go home and watch. We have to be on call for everything.

After the Wizards dressed in all-black in a January regular season game that was dubbed the "funeral game", the Celtics arrived in all-black attire for Game 6. The gesture was an allusion to funeral attire for a possible closeout victory.

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks had a more humorous take on the Celtics' fashion choice.

Washington, which had lost seven straight elimination games at home, prevailed despite shooting 5 of 24 on 3-pointers and 43 percent overall. That one loss certainly sticks out for the 6-foot-10 big man, too, as it came in Boston during his rookie season with the Hawks in 2008.

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