In this year's NBA Playoffs, Boston indeed got by the first round, and then found themselves in a tough series against the Washington Wizards.
He's averaged 38.9 minutes per game in his career, good for 7th all-time. The Celtics began the playoffs losing the first two games at home, including a 111-97 embarrassment to Chicago, getting booed off the parquet floor (and who can blame the fans?). The story from that series was Boston's Kelly Olynyk, who injured Love's shoulder in Game 4 and cause him to miss the rest of the postseason. I Marcus Smart you know of course Isiah Thomas. The Celtics are coming off a grueling, seven-game grind against the Wizards in the conference semifinals. He is averaging 29 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in those games.
"I did hear that, in between the MVP chants for Isaiah", Olynyk said. "We needed to help out the starters, help out Isaiah". It's the Celtics first appearance in the conference finals since 2012. They don't ever give us a chance, and we just keep going. A pressure packed game needless to say and he really took care of the ball.
Don't focus too much on the last game, as every dog can have his day, for various reasons, in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Al Horford, brilliant in these playoffs, added, "Everyone's going to roll with the champs until somebody beats them". Lue said. "Let's ride it while he's been playing great". "I haven't paused in my career yet - at all". The next game, the Spurs were a +3.5 dog, yet got their revenge in a 96-95 straight up win.
Ducks rally to defeat Predators, even series at 1-1
The Ducks worked their tails off as given by the multiple goals scored. "I just have to work off them, the best I can". Not that anyone with the Ducks wanted to repeat that scenario. That was the message last summer, said Carlyle.
But everyone behaved Monday, save for a stare-a-thon between Olynyk and Markieff Morris resulting in twin technicals. The Celtics' future is bright.
But Washington quickly responded, scoring seven straight in just 51 seconds to get back within six. The group only mustered 5 points total and Washington stayed alive.
Points Olynyk scored in a 31/2-minute stretch. That makes people thinking what they have and or even think about it already that they're just one piece away from being right up there. "He was the difference today - a huge difference". Washington's bench can only be described as a dumpster fire, and Wall's backup, Brandon Jennings, was comically useless in the second round. His effort included a pair of huge three-pointers in the third quarter, the first cutting the Wizards' lead to 72-70 and the second putting the Celtics up six with 33 seconds left in the quarter. Wall, the franchise's star, succeeded with only one of eight three-point attempts. He was unlikely hero of Game 7. Before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans from the Sacramento Kings, Cousins expressed to Wall that he would want to come to Washington if given the chance so he could reunite with his college point guard. The Cavaliers are the dominant team in the Eastern Conference, and the defending conference and NBA Finals champs at the moment. "So it's a not a satisfied season to me". Not to mention the brilliance of Brad Stevens, who has led his team to the conference finals in just 4 years of him being named head coach. Outrebounded the Celtics 43-31.
Season series: Cavaliers, 3-1. Played a great series and we thought we had a chance to win that series. The Raptors were a top-10 offensive team in the regular season, and they never scored more than 105 points against Cleveland.