"It was still a tied game [and] we just came out in the third quarter with a better mindset that everything was going to stem from the defensive end". Kelly Olynyk was booed every time he touched the ball after his illegal screen preceded Kelly Oubre Jr.'s charge and shove in Game 3 that got him suspended.
Wizards forward Kelly Oubre says "reoccurring events" of being hit in the head caused the outburst that got him ejected from Thursday's Game 3 win over the Boston Celtics. You let people get away with stuff, and then when somebody finally react. you penalize that guy. He made a run at Olynyk and knocked him down with a forearm to the chest. "It is usually two points or three points the other way". The increased defensive intensity helped the Wizards hold Isaiah Thomas to 2 points in the second half after a 17-point first half, where he went 5-for-6 from beyond the arc.
Tensions boiled over during four regular-season meetings between the teams.
"We've had a next man up mentality all year", Brooks said.
With Oubre out for the game and possibly Game 4 for his on-court antics, look for wing Bojan Bogdanovic and backup point guard Brandon Jennings to pick up the slack for the Wizards.
"It's the outcome for my actions", Oubre said Saturday, according to CSNmidatlantic.com.
Olynyk was called for an offensive foul in the aftermath of the incident, with Oubre being slapped with a flagrant 2 and an early trip to the locker room. I mean, the screens we've been setting ... for the most part, I feel like they've been legal. "I don't know how he can call anybody dirty". Exhibit A: the "Kelly Olynyk is a dirty player" storyline.
"Kelly Olynyk is a dirty player, man", Green said on Dray Day. "We've just got to do a better job of taking those leads we get and just playing smart basketball down the stretch".
Olynk is a player that has a history of performing shenanigans like he did in Game 3. Otto Porter said the Celtics are dirty, and the Wizards famously dressed in black for a "funeral" game against the Celtics.
"It's just been a lot of hard fouls that you're used to seeing back in the old days' playoffs", Wall said.
"I'm not sure where that narrative starts", said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Veteran tricks are grabbing an arm so a guy can't get there to block the shot, you know what I'm saying?
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