Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 5/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 5/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 5/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

It may not have mattered - and the Celtics probably don't want to hear it - but Boston should have had another second to get a potential series-winning shot off in Game 6 against the Wizards on Friday night, the National Basketball Association acknowledged in its Last Two Minute Report (via the Boston Globe).

Bradley Beal finished with a game-high 33 points and combined with Wall to score 23 of the Wizards' 26 points in the fourth quarter. That extra second could have gone a long way on Boston's next play, which was a quick shot by Isaiah Thomas at the buzzer.

Meanwhile, the Celtics will be feeling that they let one get away as they were actually up by five points with possession in the final 1:15 of the game before things went sour. The Celtics had a chance to eliminate the Wizards and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, but the Wizards had different plans.

CBSBoston.com writer Brian Robb joined Kaufman to break down Isaiah Thomas's struggles in the final 90 seconds of the contest, other concerns from the loss, and why in the world the C's elected to dress in all-black on the way to the game. "It's a little bit panic mode, so I just took advantage of it. Guys were falling back, rose up and knocked it down".

NOTES: Game 7 is slated to start at 8 p.m. ET Monday night. Boston shot 40.5 percent from the field and finished 11 of 35 on 3-pointers. In deciding seventh games in front of what promises to be a raucous home crowd, look for one of the NBA's best closers to lead the Celtics past the Wizards Monday night. "The last two years we were in the playoffs, we lost Game 6 here, and we just had a lot of heart".

With game seven being in a hostile territory, the entire city will need Wall to put that cape right back on and carry them to a place that has been uncharted for almost four decades. I was more focused on what's next because I didn't think it was going to get overturned, necessarily.

The gesture didn't end up working out all that well for the Celtics. Every player on our team, as a kid, you dream about playing a Game 7. Neither team have yet to win on the road in this series but anything can happen in a Game 7, so you can scrap the form guide. Boston needs to make sure to set the tone and impose their will in such an important game against a team they are better than.

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