John Wall stood atop the scorer's table, popping his jersey, yelling and celebrating his 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead basket that put his Washington Wizards into a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics.
The best-of-seven series is now tied, 3-3.
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 flawless in-bound play that gave Celtics forward Al Horford an open jumper that gave Boston a 91-89 lead with seven seconds left.
Game Seven is set on Tuesday in Boston, as the Celtics and Wizards continue to battle it out while the thee other semifinals have been completed. Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley each scored 27 points for the Celtics, while Horford finished with 20 points.
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas missed a hurried, off-balance 3-point heave before the buzzer Friday, and the Wizards staved off elimination with a 92-91 victory that forced Game 7 on Monday in Boston. 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.
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John Wall's statistics haven't been affected much by the venue.
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. Bradley Beal is scoring 24.3 points on 18 shots per game at Verizon Center and just 19 points on 17.7 shots at TD Garden. Now the Celtics return home for a crucial Game 7.
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.
The Celtics will be absolutely kicking themselves that they weren't able to come away with the win in Game 6 but they'll have to regroup in a hurry to avoid losing the series altogether.