Horford, Bradley, and Thomas combined for 74 of Boston's points, but those strong performances were dampened by weak play from the rest of the Celtics.
One second at first feels meaningless, but had the Celtics been given 2.7 seconds to run a play instead of 1.7, they may have had time to get a better look. In a series where the home team won every game, Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had a playoff career-high 12 assists, according to ESPN, CBS and other news outlets. The report noted two incorrect calls involving Boston's Al Horford in the final minute, including a missed offensive foul that led to Avery Bradley's go-ahead jumper, which put the Celtics up 89-87, and a defensive 3-second violation. "I knew it wouldn't be easy at all", Thomas said.
Olynyk's heroics helped the Boston bench outscore the Washington reserves 48-5. The Eastern Conference series goes to a Game Seven at Boston. But Washington also had 15 turnovers, leading to 17 Celtics' points.
After quietening talk of a funeral on Friday with his game victor, Wall will hope to put the final nail in the Celtics' coffin tomorrow.
Boston held onto that 85-79 lead as it headed into the fourth quarter, and it added two points to the lead via a Jaylen Brown dunk to start the fourth quarter.
Boston trailed 76-72 late in the third quarter before ending the period on a 13-3 spurt.
The Celtics hit 11 3-pointers for the eighth straight game, leaving them one game shy of matching the all-time streak.
"He's a victor. He plays to win", said Wizards coach Scott Brooks of Wall. Marcus Smart, who played 28 points, only scored one single point without making a shot on three attempts.
After the game, Wall mentioned how he was sacked up about the all-black attire saying, "Don't come to my city wearing all black talking about, 'It's a funeral'". Washington coach Scott Brooks fell to 2-1 coaching in seventh games. The Celtics are assured of no worse than the fourth pick in Tuesday night's draft lottery as they still reap the benefits of the Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce trade to Brooklyn.
Gerald Green, who blasted the Wizards earlier in the series, promising reporters that the Celtics were 'Gonna beat their a** in Game 4, suddenly became puzzled, pretending that the Celtics all black attire wasn't planned and rather a coincidence.