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It was a total team effort sparked by a spirited performance from Boston's Big Bench Three of Kelly Olynyk (26 points, five rebounds), Marcus Smart (13 points, six rebounds, four assists) and Jaylen Brown (nine points).

Boston Celtics centre Kelly Olynyk of Kamloops, B.C., had a career night with 26 points during Boston's Game 7 victory against the Washington Wizards on Monday.

He finished with 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting along with grabbing six rebounds and dishing out four assists not to mention he found time to block two shots including one near the end of the first half that was a huge momentum-shifting play for the Celtics.

"We needed it. We need to help out our starters, help out Isaiah (Thomas)", a jubilant Olynyk told the Associared Press after the Celtics punched a ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals against the defending National Basketball Association champions Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been off for nine days.

Game 1 is Wednesday night in Boston.

His play backed up his confidence and, with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of his career.

Olynyk had 14 of his points in the fourth quarter and was the X-factor that swung the series in Boston's favor.

The Celts began their run at the end of the third quarter and dominated most of the fourth to beat the Wizards, 115-105, in the decisive Game 7 of the second-round series at the Garden. "I get my treatment every day and I'm ready to play". It also marked the latest big game by the 28-year-old All-Star, in a playoff run that began in the haze of his younger sister's death in a vehicle accident. A lot of those shots that others made in the fourth quarter were off of his passes or started with them putting two guys on Isaiah.

The Celtics will have a 25 percent chance of landing the top pick, thanks to a trade that keeps paying off for them almost four years after they made it. The five-foot-nine guard is averaging 25.1 points and six assists a game in the playoffs that started a day after his younger sister died in a auto accident.

Washington stayed close as Beal continued to score, including a four-point play. "Other than that, we had a heck of a season, heck of a series". They are a great team. "I still feel like we were in control of the game". Olynyk made the free throw and the Celtics took a 27-23 lead into the second period. Two years ago, they won 40 games.

Thomas is averaging 25.4 points per game in the postseason, and his teammates have picked him up when he's needed it, too. Can't say nothing more than I love him. With a core led by Wall and Beal, though, they'll be just fine. And teams such as the Celtics won't just lay down and let the Wizards have what they want when they want it like the Suns, Kings and Blazers. Teammate Bradley Beal was much more efficient with 38 points on 12-of-22 shooting. Kids aren't going to college to get an education and play ball.

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