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Published: Wed, May 10, 2017
Entertainment | By Johnnie Parsons

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

The Wizards regained the lead in the game within four minutes into the second half and pushed the lead up to double digits by the 7 minute mark in the third quarter. "[The referees] were allowing them to be very physical with me".

Playoff caliber teams can get embarrassed every once in a while but what's happening to the Celtics is inexcusable in any context.

After winning Game 3 by 27 points, Washington smacked Boston again, 121-102, on Sunday at Verizon Center.

The latest charged matchup included eight technical fouls and the Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr getting ejected in the first half for a Flagrant 2 foul. In a must-win Game 4 at home against the top-seeded Boston Celtics, Washington looked flat. But Boston's wake up call arrived much sooner than it had in the past three games, and by the 5:30 mark of the first quarter, the Celtics led 12-10. "We just have to bring the same defensive intensity that we had the two games here".

This would have been a Celtics blowout in the first half if not for Porter's scoring.

The Celtics had been overcoming slow starts, so in hopes of avoiding another, coach Stevens moved Gerald Green back into the starting lineup for Game 3, replacing ineffective Amir Johnson.

"You guys are good". He was also one of the sparks defensively in that massive third quarter, and he would finish the game with five steals.

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Crosby then paused on his hands and knees, drew a deep breath and slowly got back onto his feet before skating toward the action. Through the first four games of the series, Fleury had stopped 93.7 per cent of shots, which is bordering on otherworldly.

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His absence means more playing time for Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic, who had 19 points and four 3-pointers in Game 3. When asked about the 26-0 run after the game, Beal gave credit where it was due, "Our defense, that's all it was".

Considering the way the Boston Celtics leading scorer drives to the hoop, incidental contact can certainly happen. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 26.3 points and 5.7 assists while Al Horford is averaging 16 points and 8.2 rebounds.

The suspension really isn't a shocking news given the nature of the matter, as most expected Oubre to be held out of at least one matchup in the series. Whoever improves the most throughout that series is crowned the victor in the end until they reach their 16th victory.

In a span of six minutes, Washington turned a competitive game into a laugher. An 8-0 run put the Celtics ahead 20-15.

Lowry sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Game 2, and aggravated the injury while trying to warm up for Friday's Game 3. The Celtics boast a young bench core of Smart, Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Kelly Olynyk. Brooks promotes defense-first even for a group that averaged 109.6 points a game in the regular season, fourth in the National Basketball Association. We had that problem in the second game and that's basically how they came back in the last two minutes, offensive rebounds, we just had to clean that up, man.

Washington defended aggressively on Boston guard Isaiah Thomas, who scored 53 points in Tuesday's 129-119 overtime win. In the second quarter, the Celtics built a 40-28 advantage. Both teams hate each other and John Wall is an insanely skilled point guard for the Wizards. However, if you think the Wizards have done nothing more than get back into this series, you're mistaken.

The teams were actually tied 48-48 at halftime of Sunday's game before the Wizards blew things wide open, fueled by a bevy of Boston turnovers.

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