Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Celtics: F Amir Johnson was back in the starting lineup after Gerald Green got the nod in Game 3.

Boston and Washington were tied at 48 points apiece heading into halftime.

Game 4 is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Washington. The Wizards hoped to straighten out those defensive errors in the second half. Washington, behind a 26-0 blitz in the third quarter, broke open a close game that ended with a 121-102 Wizards win. By the time the dust settled, the Wizards were sitting on a 73-55 lead, which proved insurmountable. That's something the Wizards could not accomplish in the opening two games in Boston, both won by the Celtics.

The Warriors survived a scare early in the fourth quarter when Green fell to the court while trying an awkward driving shot.

With Thomas looking to initiate the offense, he draws the attention of his defender, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, and Bradley Beal. "As long as we win, we don't care how it goes". The Celtics were unable to walk away with a victory. "That's not one guy". "Their attack in transition killed us".

Only three times during the regular season did Thomas not attempt a free throw during a game - all wins, including two in which he played limited minutes. "We have to focus on playing basketball; we can't control what they're doing". Oubre is suspended for today's game.

Thomas scored only 13 points, never getting into any offensive rhythm and losing the temporary tooth along the way. Bojan Bogdanovic, who had 19 points in Game 3 Thursday, will likely see an increase in his minutes with Oubre out. Wall had seven of his 27 points and three of his 12 assists during the run as the Celtics committed eight turnovers - including back-to-back shot-clock violations - and went 0 for 5. "It was just was a good adjustment that we made".

"I think he was much better because I gave him a better opportunity", Brooks said Saturday. No, he still had good looks. My teammates let me keep being aggressive. "What he's able to do - his ballhandling, his way that he can get to anywhere he wants to go on the floor - is just uncanny".

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series
Bulls guard Jimmy Butler had just 14 points on six-of-15 shooting and Chicago were minus-11 with their star on the floor. Isaiah Canaan , he of the team-leading 29 "Did Not Play, Coach's Decision" designations, is the Bulls' starter.

Thomas finished with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting in 31 minutes.

In games 1 and 2, the Wizards were unsuccessful in exposing Thomas' weakness defensively.

"I've been hit in the head multiple times by the same person", Oubre told reporters. But I can not be held on and grabbed every pin down, every screen, and I don't even shoot one free throw... they also paid a lot more attention to me.

Celtics center Al Horford said the Wizards' performance in Game 3 was an example of "the way that they junk the game up a little bit".

November 2016 - The Wizards' superstar guard John Wall was assessed a flagrant 2 foul after clubbing Marcus Smart despite them already up by 20 in their very first meeting. Oubre was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from the game.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the net against Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas (17) during first half eastern conference semi-final NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Playoff basketball gets no more lopsided than this one grew during the third. When you're on the road, you can't have those turnovers. "We like our chances".