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NBA playoffs: Kelly Olynyk, bench help push Celtics past Wizards in Game 7

NBA playoffs: Kelly Olynyk, bench help push Celtics past Wizards in Game 7

Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night.

Boston advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where it will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Led by Olynyk the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards' counterparts 48-5. Boston also connected on 11 3-pointers, including 8 of 13 in the second half.

“Everyone gave their best tonight and it turned out well,” Olynyk said. “It was a team effort, hard work. It was a...

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