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“I feel like we feel like we’re in control”, Wall said, via the Post.

“It’s just been a lot of hard fouls that you’re used to seeing back in the old days’ playoffs”, Wall said.

But the Celtics aren’t getting a mulligan here, because this was no standard playoff defeat. They could very much be up 2-0 in this series instead of Boston, but that wasn’t the case. Dustin Pedroia hit his first home run of the year for the Red Sox last night in the losing effort. Twenty-two-to-zip. How does that happen in the National Basketball Association? Boston is still playing with house money as they hold a likely top three pick in this summer’s draft and have the resources to still improve the team mightily. They never gave themselves one. The Wizards’ starting frontcourt in Otto Porter Jr. “I’ll make the adjustments”. Of that Celtics fans can be confident. He missed his first nine shots, ending up too deep under the rim or too off on a 3-pointer.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Salt Lake City. We know we can. We’ll find out if their confidence is enough to buck that trend Wednesday in a crucial Game 5. We need the reminder. Memphis coach David Fizdale was fined $30,000 for criticizing the officials with his memorable “Take that for data” rant during a first-round series against San Antonio, while Houston owner Leslie Alexander was hit with a $100,000 fine for confronting a referee during a first-round game against Oklahoma City.

Can’t help but wonder what the Celtics are going to get out of mercurial ol’ Marcus Smart the rest of this series. When he left the game the Wizards trailed by five points. I still have a rule about turning down free points with the better team, and with Washington undermanned, I’m going to stick to that rule even though it made me look stupid in game three.

Kevin Durant added 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while Stephen Curry had 23 points, seven assists and played smothering defense as Golden State stayed unblemished through six playoff games. “We’re 6-0, you couldn’t ask for a better start, but this is the playoffs and we can’t let teams get confident”, Klay Thompson said. Unlike many of his teammates, he’s overdue for a true quality performance. “It’s probably our best stretch of basketball”. “On both ends of the floor they set the tone”. But, as often ism the case in the playoffs, it’s not the big name stars coming up big for the Rangers, but the fourth line plugger players you don’t often think of helping to dig the Bluehshirts out of the hole. Rozier needs to maintain his composure. Overall, the dental issues haven’t affected the All-Star point guard’s play on the court.

They took turns posting Thomas up with glee early in the second quarter, and though Thomas held his own, the buckets the Wizards did score were symbolic of the big bully finally swatting away the gnat. Coming off ball screens, coming off pin downs. Was he McFilthy or McNasty?

Tomas Satoransky filled in for the suspended Kelly Oubre while another reserve, Ian Mahinmi tripped Olynyk with 27.2 seconds left in the first quarter.

But I’m not sure whether it was beneficial to the Wizards or not.

Majority involve Thomas crossing half court and getting the ball to Al Horford or Jae Crowder to initiate the offense or running their weave motion.

In the first three games against the Wizards, the Celtics have allowed 38 or more each time.

More important from our perspective around here is whether it affects Olynyk.