Kelly Olynyk Scores 26 as Celtics Advance to NBA East Finals
Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics bench players scored 48 points as the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals on May 15th.
Center Kelly Olynyk led the charge by the bench, scoring 26 points in 28 minutes of action, and was especially effective in the fourth quarter when he scored 14 points. Olynyk averaged nine points per game in the regular season.
The top seeded Celtics now move on to play the #2 Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics were 1-3 against the Cavaliers during the regular season. The East finals begin in Boston on May 17th. In the Western Conference Finals, the top seeded Golden State Warriors and #2 San Antonio Spurs will play Game 2 of their series on May 16th. The Warriors lead that one 1-0. So after two rounds of playoffs we have the #1 seeds playing the #2 seeds in each conference with the winners advancing to the NBA Finals.