The Washington Wizards will play without Kelly Oubre after the forward was suspended for Sunday's matchup against the Boston Celtics.
His hard screen on Kelly Oubre Jr., during Game 3 of the Wizards-Celtics series will do nothing to fix his reputation.
Oubre, 21, apparently became angry after being floored by an illegal screen from Olynyk. Thomas was mad that referees allowed the Wizards to get away with holding and grabbing him but acknowledged the 26-0 run - not the officiating - decided the game.
"We have a lot of confidence, understanding that we had a chance to win all four games", said Wall, who is coming off a 27-point, 12-assist effort in Game 4. That six-minute stretch busted the game open, and Washington tied the second-round series 2-2. John Wall and Jae Crowder got into it after a January game in Boston which very almost led to a brawl.
"I guess that's playoff basketball", Celtics star Isaiah Thomas said. "I'm gonna keep screaming at everybody in the crowd and I'm gonna continue to do me", Oubre said.
Not saying thats the reason that we lost, Thomas continued. "Especially when, to me, you're the best point guard in the Eastern Conference; maybe the second best player in the Eastern Conference". "But it's the playoffs, and I think it's a great way for a player like Kelly to evolve and mature and get a taste of the difference and how it amps up in terms of passion and intensity and the kind of effort that you need to put out to have a winning team".
That Garden crowd will be ready on Wednesday, and those Boston Celtics will have a new focus and yes, they'll have energy.
"I was guarding IT [Isaiah Thomas] most of the second half - our goal is to just take him out of the game", said Beal.
Kelly Olynyk was shoved to the ground by Kelly Oubre after setting a hard screen on Thursday. But you ain't doing nothing to hurt nobody. This dude be out there trying to hurt people.
Gerald Green and Bogdanovic are very different players - Green relies on athleticism, while Bogdanovic relies on skill - but both are known as players who can fill the score sheet when they check into the game.
"I'm not sure where that narrative starts", Stevens said, via MassLive. But we know Kelly. "I know what I am, what I do and what I stand for".
While Oubre, a key reserve for the Wizards, said that type of physical reaction with an opponent won't happen again, because he learned his lesson and has to control himself, he also insisted that won't change his hard-playing approach to the game. He's a little older than most of my music I listen to, but I like him.