Wizards Beat Celtics 92-91 to Force Game 7 - NECN

Wizards Beat Celtics 92-91 to Force Game 7



    Wizards Beat Celtics 92-91 to Force Game 7
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    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: Avery Bradley #0 and Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics dive for a loose ball against John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards during Game Six of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at Verizon Center on May 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    It was a low-scoring affair, but the final result was all that mattered to the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

    The Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics 92-91 in Game 6 to force a series-deciding Game 7.

    The two teams battled all the way. The Wizards built up a 10 point lead in the first half, but the Celtics made a run and finished the half leading 42-41. The lead continued to change hands throughout the second half and even into the game's final minutes.

    For the Wizards, Bradley Beal had 33 points to lead the team, followed by John Wall with 26, including a huge, game-winning three pointer right in Avery Bradley's face.

    "I'm not going out without a fight," Wall said after the game. "I've got too much heart."

    Isaiah Thomas and Bradley led the way for the Celtics with 27 points apiece, and Al Horford chipped in with 20.

    The Celtics' bench - a strength for much of the series - was a disaster, contributing only a handful of hoops.

    "I thought we really competed. I thought we played hard," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said. "That was a heck of a basketball game between two teams playing really hard.

    "Everybody got their money's worth. A great player hit a great shot to win it."

    Game 7 is on Monday night in Boston.