Isaiah Thomas on Game 7: 'I don't believe in pressure'

Posted May 16, 2017

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

The Wizards staved off elimination with a 92-91 win over the Celtics in Game 6 on a three-pointer by John Wall with 3.5 seconds left but failed to cover as five-point chalk. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 8-19 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 2 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wizards and Celtics created bad blood in the regular season, and six games have not been enough to settle it for good.

"That's where all the great players make their name", said Thomas when asked about Game 7.

Live streaming for Celtics-Wizards Game 7 is available via Watch TNT.

Isaiah Thomas' 53 points in overtime. Bradley told the Boston Globe that the Celtics are looking forward to facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. But the current roster has never played in such a big game, has never felt the TD Garden rocking like it will be for the decisive contest.

Later, Wall added: "It was just amusing to me". The Wizards haven't reached the Eastern Conference Finals since 1979, when the team advanced to the NBA Finals.

Washingtons Ian Mahinmi, who was part of the 2014 Indiana Pacers team that eliminated Washington in the East semifinals, said both Wall and Bradley Beal have matured a lot since then.

The Washington Wizards will need to play with a lot of focus in their Game 7 road matchup with the Celtics.

John Wall provided that pleasure, with a game-winning shot, and the closest game of this series was ended with a home team's thrilling victory. In Game 1 they put up 123 points, in Game 2 they put up 129 points and last Wednesday in Game 5 they put up 123 points. But the guy who was consistently the best guard for most of the game was Bradley, who scored 27 points while being the primary defender who kept Wall bottled up most of the night.

Boston led by five points with 1:34 left in the game after guard Isaiah Thomas nailed a 25-foot three-point shot. When Thomas has been trapped, Horford has helped alleviate pressure with his spacing and passing. "It was in my mind throughout the game that I didn't want them to come here, wear all black, and basically call it a funeral and we lose at home".

The Wizards brag about having one of the best backcourts in the game in Wall and Bradley Beal.

Game 1 was played the day after the funeral of Thomas' sister, Chyna, who was killed in a auto accident in mid-April in their home state of Washington.

"I think our mindset in 2012 was just to leave everything out there on the floor".

The Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics hate each other the way Ohio State hates MI. They're going to have to match the intensity from Thomas and the Celtics if they hope to extend their season.