If the Washington Wizards thought their round two series would be a short thing they were wrong. The Wizards are finding that out the hard way. Their opponent, the Boston Celtics mean business.
Boston has shown that they are not going down without a fight. Entering the series, Washington may have been expecting a battle. The Celtics clinched the Eastern Conference during the regular season by winning 53 games, losing just 29.
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. In their final month of play, Boston caught fire and successfully took the top spot of the East.
The Celtics had a concerning start to their postseason against the Chicago Bulls, by dropping the first two games. They were able to recover, put their first pair of losses in the past, and win their next four consecutive games, taking the series 4-2.
Their second round against the Wizards has not been as smooth of a ride. Things were looking promising for the Celtics after their Game 5 victory of the Wizards, as they took the 3-2 stronghold of the series. All Boston needed was one more win to advance, and they had two opportunities to do so.
Their first opportunity in Game 6, which took place yesterday did not go so well. The difference of the game may have been a matter of one point, but it was a costly point. The Washington Wizards hosted Boston by handing the Celtics a 91-92 loss, and evening out the series 3-3, according to Fox Sports.
Washington’s season will not be over yet, and they may be thanking John Wall’s efforts for that. He made a game-changing play. With just over three seconds left on the clock, he nailed a three-pointer that gave the Wizards the lead and turned out be the difference of the game.
There will be a Game 7, and the chances at reaching the next stage of the postseason are equal for both teams. The Celtics may be their closest to reaching the finals in years, but at the same time, they may feel the furthest. All they have to do is lose one game in order for their season to end. Their journey will be over on the spot, they will not make the conference finals never-mind the NBA Finals.
It has been an interesting Round 2 series to say the least. Both teams will have two days of rest and to prepare for Game 7, the most deciding game of the series.
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Commentary by Cody Macleod