Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

Watch Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Game 7 live stream, score updates; NBA playoffs 2017

Watch Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Game 7 live stream, score updates; NBA playoffs 2017

But Wizards scored seven straight in just 51 seconds to get back within six before Olynyk taking over as he scored 11 of 13 points for the Celtics to stretch their lead to 110-100. The Celtics rookie stepped up big in his limited time on the floor in the Celtics' 115-105 win to land a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavs. This was the guy who sent the Washington Wizards to a decisive seventh game on Monday night in Boston with a deep 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left, placing the franchise just 48 minutes away from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1979.

"What a special opportunity to get a chance to compete against them", Boston coach Brad Stevens said. Now they come in as the significant underdog against a Cleveland Cavaliers team that has apparently flipped the switch so hard that they ripped it off the wall.

The Celtics won all their home games in the series, the final two in convincing style.

"I knew it would be a big time game tonight. We tried to score a little bit but we just lost our composure and they picked us apart".

Markieff Morris contributed 18 points and Otto Porter Jr. dropped 20 points also in the game.

The Celtics came to Washington a few days ago wearing all black, dressed in their "funeral" attire as they attempted to close out the series and end the Washington Wizards' season.

The Wizards led 70-64 with six-and-a-half minutes left in the third and never trailed the C's in that frame until Thomas drilled a pull-up triple to put Boston up 82-79. Then Olynyk took over.

The group of Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk gave the Celtics the luxury to rest the likes of Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Al Horford. "I knew it wouldn't be easy at all", All-Star guard Thomas said. Olynyk finished the night with 26 points, with 14 of those points coming in the final quarter.

Olynyk had entered the game averaging only 8.3 points per game in the playoffs but delivered a career-high playoff performance when it mattered.

Here is the Conference Finals schedule, including all the TV information you need to make sure you don't miss a second of the action. James' teams are 3-2 against the Celtics in the playoffs, winning the last three series. The Celtics played in their NBA-record 30th Game 7, improving to 21-9, 19-4 at home. This season, they have advanced through the first two rounds, defeating the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards in the process.

They had 45 points in Game 7. Considering Beal was struggling with his 3-point shot all postseason, Game 7 offered another look at how great of a scorer the 23-year old has become. Washington has endured eight consecutive losses, five this season, on the Celtics' home floor. Perhaps, it was this frustration that led to Washington's Kelly Oubre Jr earning himself a Game 4 suspension after going after Kelly Olynyk in what has to be the first instance of Kelly-on-Kelly violence in National Basketball Association history.

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