Angry Wizards player ejected after bulldozing Celtic


Just like in Games 1 and 2, the Washington Wizards once again came out firing from all cylinders. Why is it that these two teams always play like they're jealous brothers wrestling for little reason?

A amusing thing happened in Game Three though, and it wasn't Kelly Olynyk flopping after Kelly Oubre accosted him in the second quarter.

Scott Brooks didn't disagree with the officials' decision to eject Kelly Oubre Jr. from Game 3 of the Wizards-Celtics series on Thursday, but he certainly understands Oubre's behavior.

The Wizards used a 22-0 first-quarter run to take a 34-12 lead as Thomas and the Celtics kept missing shots and turning the ball over.

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Isaiah Thomas would end the game with only 13 points as the Celtics would not get closer than 18 points the rest of the way.

"This series is going to be feisty", said Washington guard Brandon Jennings, who was ejected in the fourth quarter along with Boston's Terry Rozier for two double technical fouls.

The possibility remained yesterday that Oubre could face suspension for the nature of the foul.

Game 4 is on Sunday Night in Washington. On the Road in Washington, climbing back from that disadvantage proved more challenging.

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"I guess just two teams that really don't like each other", Wall said of the mutual intensity. Those reserves tend to have their best games at home, they're more comfortable and the crowd is behind them. The question Brad Stevens must answer now is how he can stop the bleeding early in games.

TIP-INS - Celtics: G Avery Bradley scored seven points after reporting soreness Wednesday from a hip pointer in Game 2.

"If we don't have him, it's going to be a lot tougher to hang with teams like Houston and Golden State, the Clippers, that kind of thing", Popovich told The Associated Press before the season ended. "We had lost (leads) and then we lost the game", Wizards center Marcin Gortat said.

True enough, they did respond with a whopping blowout win. "Whatever bad blood we've had in the season, it's carried over to the playoffs", Thomas said. "When he's been healthy we've had a rhythm, he gets into it defensively and has set a tone on the perimeter for us along with Kawhi (Leonard)". Thomas said personal records do not hold as much value as they could if devoid of surpassing team success. "They've been a great home team all year". Jae Crowder has scored 10-plus points in a playoff career-high four consecutive games. Cody Moore did all he could, scoring three goals and two assists for the fourth-ranked Cadets, ousted by the top-seeded Lasers, who will play for the GNAC championship this weekend at home against Mount Ida. They probably had a point of emphasis of clogging the lane and when it comes off pick-and-rolls show two or three guys - as they should. But in game four of what's felt like more like a forty game series there were finally no batters hit by a pitch, no ejections, and we hope, no racial slurs hurled by bad people from the stands of Fenway Park. He was back at it in Game 2 of the series just a few days later.

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