WASHINGTON – Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from Game 4 between Boston and Washington which ended with the Wizards winning 121-102.
After a rocky start in which he missed his first nine shots, Wall got his game on track and finished with yet another impressive performance. He had 27 points, 12 assists and five steals.
He has had a few rough games shooting the ball for Washington, but he was delivering a steady dose of points for the Wizards in Game 4. He led all scorers with 29 points coming on 11-for-16 shooting along with four rebounds.
He had a strong first half which was critical to Boston leading by as many as 12. But the Wizards made some coverage adjustments that the Celtics had no answer for as Thomas finished with 19 points on 7-for-14 shooting with five assists (and six turnovers … ouch!).
Otto Porter Jr.
The Wizards were fighting uphill in the first half, with Porter Jr.’s play being critical to them staying within striking distance. He would finish with 18 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter.
While most of his production came when the game was out of reach, he had the kind of game that the Celtics are hoping he can build off of. For the game, he came off the Celtics bench to score 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting with seven rebounds.
He had 18 points which included a pair of back-breaking 3’s that were instrumental in the Wizards making it a 2-2 playoff series.
Lots of booing from the Verizon Center crowd seemed to throw Olynyk off early on. But he seemed to regain his composure, finishing with 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting with his four misses all being 3-pointers.
While lots of attention will be paid to Boston’s third quarter collapse, the Celtics had issues defensively most of the night. They couldn’t keep John Wall from getting into the lane. And when the Wizards missed shots, they usually got the put-back basket or reset the offense for second-chance point opportunity that they often cashed in.