The duos went back and forth throughout the final 12 minutes at Verizon Center, before Wall hit a game-winning 3 to push the Wizards past the Celtics, 92-91, and force a Game 7 back in Boston.
The second-round series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards has been responsible for some of the ugliest games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, but it's also produced the two best words in all of sports-Game 7.
Avery Bradley scored 27 points during a Game 6 loss to the Wizards on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes. "Then the next play Wall gets to the foul line", said Thomas, who'd given Boston a 87-82 lead with a five-point burst with 94 seconds left in regulation.
Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley each scored 27 points for the Celtics.
"That was a heck of a game between two teams playing very well", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Boston arrived in Washington for Game 6 all in black and it backfired on them as John Wall and company played with a lot of emotion as their backs were to the, well, wall.
Game 7 is on Monday night in Boston.
The Celtics may have let one crucial opportunity slip away to close out the Wizards in Washington DC on Friday night, but Isaiah Thomas did not sound like a defeated man in the aftermath of a heartbreaking 92-91 defeat. I don't think they were motivated by just that.
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"I'm going to talk to my lawyers", Wizards coach Scott Brooks said in his postgame news conference, laughing.
In a contentious series in which the backcourts largely have dictated outcomes, the duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal made the difference when it mattered most.
But if they defeat Boston and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, their confidence will be sky high against the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Up until that point, he'd failed to do it in the final five seconds of a game in his seventh National Basketball Association season.
"We don't win Game 7", Wall said, "we feel like it was a failure".
And Boston kept right on missing in the second period, allowing Washington to open its biggest lead at 40-30.
The Celtics, however, have a point guard of their own that can take over games. However, the franchise has not played in a Game 7 since the 1979 Eastern Conference finals against the Spurs.
The Celtics would miss a desperation shot at the buzzer to ensure this series will go a full seven games. The Wizards fell one win short of their goal of 50 for the regular season, but that would certainly make up for it.
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But if we lock in like we did tonight, limit our turnovers, limit their transition that gives us the best chance to win the game. John Wall is averaging 28.1 points and 10.5 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 22.9 points and 3.4 rebounds.
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