Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

The Wizards won 116-89 to cut the Celtics' lead to 2-1 in the second round.

Since Thomas went for 53 points in a Game 2 comeback at TD Garden to beat the Wizards in overtime, he has been held to less than 20 points in two consecutive games.

"We don't like them and they don't like us", Celtics star Isaiah Thomas said. "They were very physical", Thomas said.

"I thought he did an unbelievable job keeping his emotions cool in that moment", Stevens said.

True enough, they did respond with a whopping blowout win.

Meanwhile, Washington may have found the anecdote to containing Boston's leading scorer - making the game as physical as possible. In his first score of the game (see below), he backed down the smaller Thomas, and avoided a double team from Jae Crowder before shooting a leaner in the lane.

And, after doing so, the decision was clear: make Oubre watch Sunday's game in street clothes. But then the C's headed for our nation's capital, and let's just say for the first time in a while the real ugliness in D.C. came outside of the political sphere and inside the Wizards' Verizon Center, where the Celtics were embarrassed on two separate occasions. They could not afford to go down 0-3 against the Boston Celtics.

"We can't respond that way", Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said, according to the Associated Press (via NBA.com).

Washington, meanwhile, is going to let Wall run wild. "It was a non-basketball play, it was a very unsafe play, and you can't retaliate in that type of manner". But free throws serve as an opportunity for a team to stabilize itself. "But the last time it happened, I felt pain in my head and my jaw, and I got up and I ran to him and I bumped him, and that's all that happened". But he said he hadn't been contacted by the league office about a fine for criticizing the officiating. We feel like we can win there. "I'm feeling a lot better". "If you turn the ball over against these guys, you'd prefer to drop kick it into the stands so that at least you can set your defense", Stevens said.

PRESSURE IS ON: The Wizards. Assists-Boston 28 (Smart 6), Washington 29 (Wall 12). His critics point to the Kevin Love incident a couple years ago in the playoffs, and most recently the spat between him and Washington's Kelly Oubre Jr.in Game 3.