The Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Wizards and Celtics has been testy, to say the least.
In Game 1, Isaiah Thomas lost some front teeth. In Game 2, there was blood all over the court after Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre got hit in the face. And then in Game 3, Oubre snapped and shoved Kelly Olynyk after a hard screen, resulting in an automatic ejection and subsequent one-game suspension.
Before the contest was over, refs would had out eight technical fouls and eject two more players: Brandon Jennings and Terry Rozier.
But if you ask Boston head coach Brad Stevens, Game 3 could have turned out much worse if Olynyk and the rest of the players on the court hadn't kept their cool.
"I thought [Olynyk] did an unbelievable job of keeping his emotions cool in that moment," Stevens said on Saturday.
"Credit to all the guys that were on the court on both teams after that. I thought that could have been… that could have started something a lot worse than it started. That was really, nobody saw that coming. I thought both teams kept their cool in that moment for sure."
Ultimately, Oubre was the only player who received additional discipline from the league. Despite Oubre's contention that Olynyk repeated made contact with his head setting hard screens, the Celtics big man was called for the offensive foul and nothing more upon review of the game footage.
Game 4 is set for Sunday evening, so how long the composure holds is to be determined.
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