National Basketball Association admits Celtics lost time on final possession

Rosalie Stanley
May 15, 2017

Boston head coach Brad Stevens proved why he's considered one of the most creative play callers in the National Basketball Association, setting up the ideal in-bound play that gave Celtics forward Al Horford an open jumper that gave Boston a 91-89 lead with seven seconds left.

After receiving the inbound pass from Al Horford, Isaiah Thomas missed on off-balance 3-point attempt.

Wall's late game-winning shot sets up a deciding Game Seven tomorrow with the victor advancing to the East final against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Next - Game Seven is back in Boston on Monday, May 15. No visiting team has one in this series and if Washington wants to advance they will need to go into TD Garden and beat the Celtics on their home floor. The Wizards came down with a Bradley Beal crossover on Kelly Olynyk, tying it up.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, pictured making a three-pointer over Washington Wizards guard John Wall in Game 6 at Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on May 12, 2017, hopes to lead the Celtics to a Game 7 victory.

Celtics players made no mention of the possibility of extra time coming off the clock during their postgame media access after Game 6, and it might not have changed how quickly Thomas acted to get off a final shot.

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After quietening talk of a funeral on Friday with his game victor, Wall will hope to put the final nail in the Celtics' coffin tomorrow.

The Celtics, however, have a point guard of their own that can take over games.

The league routinely releases these reports for games that are within five points at the two-minute mark.

The first came with 41.2 seconds to play.

Boston has been the better team all year, and they've continued to protect their home court against Washington.

Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on two days' rest, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.

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