Tonight was one of the most physical games in the Eastern Conference semifinals as the Celtics lost Game 3 against the Wizards. Coming in with a 2-0 lead in the series, the Celtics strived to dominate Bradley Beal and John Wall in Game 3. They wanted to go in and keep the streak but the Wizards had a trick up their sleeve and his name is Wall.
This is no longer basketball, but a brawl waiting to happen following two close calls. The highlight of the night took place during this quarter as Kelly Oubre and Kelly Olynyk got physical following a floppy pick, showing how intense the series between the two teams has become.
This quarter belonged to Marcin Gortat, as he made sure that every shot and layup made its way into the hole. Wall became the flash as he drove past the Celtics, either scoring points or getting goal-tending calls in his favor. Honorable mention to Markieff Morris, who scored off a clean alley hoop.
The heat was back on when Terry Rozier and Brandon Jennings had their share of physical interaction during the beginning of the fourth. Both of them were ejected from the game. The momentum died during the quarter as the teams appeared to be both physically and emotionally drained.
With the Wizards on the board with the series now 2-1, will they hold onto that drive going into Game 4 on Sunday? Until then, there’s no word if Oubre will receive a one-game suspension following his actions tonight. The Celtics will have to come up with a demolition plan to break Wall down.