John Wall knocks down game-winning three to force Game 7

John Wall was once again the hero of the U.S. capital, as he scored a decisive three-pointer, just 3,3 seconds before the end of the Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, between two most vicious rivals in the National Basketball Association right now, Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics.

Though Thomas is eager for the opportunity, one thing he says he won't be is nervous. He was 0-for-8, or 0-for-7 at that time from 3, before he hit that shot.

Isaiah Thomas in the Nike Kobe A.D.

Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson and Olynyk all were whistled for three fouls in the opening 24 minutes, though Smart did inject some life into a second unit that outscored their Wizards' counterparts 19-5. Man buns and dudes named Kelly won tonight.

"I thought about it a lot", Thomas said. "I got too much heart".

After witnessing several teams lose a Game 6 at home this postseason, John Wall and the Washington Wizards were determined to not follow suit on Friday against the Boston Celtics. Teams had been 0-10 during the 2017 playoffs.

In these playoffs, Thomas is averaging 25 points per game, which is extremely impressive since he has faced vast defensive pressure throughout. Wall and Beal responded with a pair of free throws and a three-pointer to tie the game.

Mondays victor earns an Eastern Conference finals matchup with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been awaiting an opponent since sweeping Toronto on May 7.

Despite the Cavaliers leading the conference for part of the year, while Cleveland started slumping towards the end of the regular season, it was the opposite case for the Celtics. The foul appeared to have occurred with about 2.7 seconds remaining and Boston down a point.

In Washington, the drought has been much longer.

The Washington Wizards can advance to their first conference final since the 1978-79 season with a victory here. That series was Washington's last time in a Game 7. The Celtics and Wizards are winless on the road against one another, and only a couple of the games have even been close.

"It was kind of copycatting what we did", said Wall, who was alerted by family members who saw social media posts of Celtics players' arrival.

The Wizards' shot 17% from three-point line for the game with under eight seconds remaining.

"Now, those guys are not babies anymore", Mahinmi said. “They closers. They proven closers.”. Later that night, Thomas put on the Pierce-James duel from 2008. "If it was easy it would be".

Going into Game 7, Celtics fans have a right to be nervous. Monday's Game 7 with the be the 30th in Celtics history. "But when it's how you play tomorrow determines if you play Tuesday, I can't think of anything more fun, to be honest, if you love the game".

In fact, nearly every home team has performed woefully in elimination games this postseason.

But in order to seize this rubber match, Wall will need a lot of help from key teammates such as Avery Beal.

Following a Wizards time-out, they went back to trying to pound it inside and crash the glass - one of their best forms of producing points. Porter's short floater from the lane gave him 12 points in the half, a big improvement from his scoreless performance in game 6.

INJURY UPDATE: Wizards reserve Bojan Bogdanovic sat out Saturday's practice with the flu.

We have seen that each game in this series has been decided by what Thomas does.

PRESSURE IS ON: Thomas and Wall.

Wizards leader finished the game with 26 points but struggling with field goal percentage as he had 9 of 25 in the game, 1 from 9 in the first half. But he was mostly contained in Games 3 through 5 as Washington sent multiple defenders at him.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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