John Wall and IT went cold in the late 4th and Bradley Beal kept it going for the Wizards with 38 points. However, the unlikely hero of the night, Kelly Olynyk, came up big for Boston from the bench in the 4th, finishing with 26 points!
Boston will head to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 5 years.
Warriors vs. Spurs tonight at 8pm.
San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out to play vs. Warriors in Game 2 after aggravating his ankle injury twice in Game 1’s 3rd quarter.
The 2nd time he aggravated the ankle, was by landing on Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia’s foot that slid slyfully where his injured foot would and did land. This occurred after Zaza contested the 3-point shot. Suga thinks it was a dirty play pulled off in a smart way. Cosigned by Stephen A. Smith who took a while to say it was ‘questionable’.
Coach Popovich says Zaza’s closeout on Kawhi was ‘unnatural’.
Zaza has responded saying he is not a dirty player.
The Spurs definitely do not have a chance versus the Warriors without Kawhi.
Celtics vs. Cavs tomorrow at 7:30pm.
It suits the NBA to have a Cavs-Warriors Final and that will be the likely outcome.
The ball is round though and the Celtics have risen to every occasion up to this point. So can Boston as underdogs upset the fairytale ending?
Stay tuned. Don’t you just love this game!
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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