Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

  • Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

Experts Celtics blogger for the green street block on WEEI dot com. "We're just going to take care of business". But whether or not he was exhausted, his overall play down the stretch was suspect - particularly his decisions to fall back on three-point shots when other options were more likely, in a statistical sense, to be successful. The Celtics knew their biggest advantage against the Wizards was on the second unit, and Olynyk made sure he did not pass up that opportunity, leaving the starters out to dry like they did in game six. He averaged almost 30 point per game against Cleveland in the regular season and will need similar heroic efforts each night if the Celtics harbor any hope of a shot when the fourth quarter rolls around.

Brooks played Beal and Wall 46 and 45 minutes, respectively, but said it was necessary to try to stay in the game. "We're not really focused on the outside noise and what people think we're going to do".

Year in and year out, the National Basketball Association playoffs provide us plenty of twists, turns and the highly unexpected on the road to the Finals. As the team's point guard, it is Wall's place to make the best decisions for his team. Or able to 51 of those complementary guys do brown gave you solid minutes.

The gamble on Thomas, in particular, has looked smart. It depleted team that was just simply.

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. Well I'll tell you what shows why there were no nervous moments when the a wizards. But they rebounded with four straight victories. Indeed, we did not get a repeat of Warriors/Thunder, which went 7 previous year.

The Celtics hit 11 3-pointers for the eighth straight game, leaving them one game shy of matching the all-time streak.

Cleveland's LeBron James puts up a shot over Boston's Al Horford. The Cavs are rested and have scouted the Celtics much more, and the more rested team historically has a definitive advantage in the series. The Cavaliers may have struggled down the stretch earlier this year but they've been peaking in the postseason and the only team left that can stop them likely will be seen in the NBA Finals and not the Eastern Conference prelude.

"We've been counted out since I've been here, so it's nothing new", Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said.

These Celtics aren't short on belief, though, and their confidence has been intensified by a postseason filled with adversity.

As the series unfolded, it was awesome to see each team triumph at home.

But you know what? Five points all belonging to vote John of Dong bugged Donald picture off the bench it was 48 to five just way. All games ended with hosts winning. Thomas, 5-foot-9, is averaging 25.4 points and 6.5 assists in the playoffs.

The second-seeded Cavaliers haven't played since May 7 and will continue to ride the red-hot duo of forward LeBron James (34.4 average) and point guard Kyrie Irving (23.8) as they look to shake off the rust. Throughout his entire series.

"We have to be ready for their best shot, and they have to be ready for ours", Lue said. Shadow Tyree are ringer for LeBron. It's kind of like I'm exhausted of being in this situation.

It can use the No. 1 pick to draft Markelle Fultz.

The flip side to that equation is on the defensive end, where head coach Brad Stevens will need to work overtime in trying to slow down the Cavs' big three on offense. Because this is as far as they go. The Cavaliers took three of four games in the regular season, with the Celtics' lone victory coming in a memorable 103-99 win on at the Garden.

Celtics fans, sit back and enjoy this upcoming series. He proved it I mean before it was record wise now in the playoffs they proved that they've earned themselves a seat at the championship table. Unless that player is LeBron James. They don't ever give us a chance and we keep going. They offered support as he played in the first round despite his sister's death in a vehicle accident, and they powered through when Washington evened the second-round series at 2 by effectively containing Thomas' usual scoring punch.

In the best game of his professional career, Olynyk scored 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting in 28 minutes. First, Boston has to find ways to score when Thomas is off the court.

And what a Game 7 it was, no?

We don't want to diminish Celtics' success in any way, but the fact that they had tougher opponents stands. Though have to wait till 2018.

Bradley Beal exploded for 38 points but it was not enough to overcome the Celtics rugged defense. From Kelly elect off the bench including fourteen in a monstrous. As mentioned, they have max cap space this summer and could add a player like Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin without giving up assets. But the longer a King rules, the more hard he becomes to dethrone, as even opponents-whatever they say in public-must wonder privately whether it's even worth the effort. Anyway it's been a long nights but it. This was not just one of those games where Olynyk happened to be left wide open all the time. I'm Mike Italian WEEI dot com.