The Celtics will face the Lebron James and Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals, as Boston defeated the Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 on Monday night. The player of the game for the C’s was Kelly Olynyk, who had an insane fourth quarter, scoring 14 points — and 26 in the game. His biggest shot was when the Celtics’ lead had eroded to 98-93 after a Bradley Beal three-pointer. On the ensuing possession, Olynyk responded with a three of his own and the Celtics never looked back.
Olynyk was not the only MVP of the game, as the Celtics’ bench outscored the Wizards’ bench 48-5.
Isaiah Thomas also came up big for the Celtics, scoring 29 points. Bradley Beal had a great game for the Wizards, scoring a playoff career high 38 points in the losing effort.
In a crucial stretch in the second half, John Wall, who had a tremendous season, missed 11 consecutive shots.
I got the Cavs in 5 over the Celtics in the ECF.