John Wall drains game-winning three, forces Game 7 vs. Celtics

John Wall drains game-winning three, forces Game 7 vs. Celtics

John Wall drains game-winning three, forces Game 7 vs. Celtics

As the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards headed into the fourth quarter of Friday's tightly-contested Game 6 matchup, both teams turned to their starting backcourts to carry them home.

John Wall was once again the hero of the U.S. capital, as he scored a decisive three-pointer, just 3,3 seconds before the end of the Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, between two most vicious rivals in the National Basketball Association right now, Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics.

Washington's Bradley Beal had 33 points and Wall scored 26 despite shooting 9 of 25 from the field.

Thomas (27.2 points per game during the second round) and Bradley (16.7 PPG) have accounted for exactly 40 percent of Boston's 657 total points this series.

In the 72 hours between Wall standing on the scorer's table and tip-off at TD Garden, the Wizards and Celtics will face disparate challenges. The victor will face the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.

The Celtics had a chance to steal the game back from the Wizards, but Isaiah Thomas' 3-point heave bounced off the backboard and Wall was the hero.

Wall said he found the gesture "funny" when friends told him about the move pregame.

NOTES: Game 7 is slated to start at 8 p.m. ET Monday night.

John Wall provided that pleasure, with a game-winning shot, and the closest game of this series was ended with a home team's thrilling victory. The Celtics had plenty of chances to win the game, but weren't able to completely shut the door on Washington's season.

And shortly after sinking what might have been the biggest shot of his entire career, Wall spoke with ESPN and ripped the Celtics players for showing up for the game in black. They were the Bullets, not the Wizards, back then, and they ended up losing in five games to the Seattle Supersonics, who they had defeated to win their one and only title just one year prior. "So being able to knock shots, being able to post up smaller guards and learn how to attack at different angles and not use [my] speed at all times, that helped me expand my game". I was more focused on what's next because I didn't think it was going to get overturned, necessarily.

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points for the Celtics but missed a final 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

So, naturally, the ending of Game 6 has come with some more.

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