Cavs will face Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals

BOSTON (AP) — Seven-footer Kelly Olynyk came off the bench to rally the Boston Celtics to a 115-105 Game 7 victory over Washington Wizards.

Olynk paced the Celtics with 26 points with a combination of low-post moves and occasional three-pointers.The two teams had won three games apiece coming into the clinching 7th game, and Washington took a 55-53 lead at the half.

The Wizards had not won a game in Boston since 2014, and the outing Monday night was their first shot at going to the NBA conference finals since they were last there in 1979. But the Celtics opened up a 13-point lead early in the fourth quarter in what had been a mostly back-and-forth game to that point.

Boston will now host the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference finals beginning on Wednesday. The Cavaliers have had a long layoff since knocking the Toronto Raptors out of the conference playoff game.Cleveland, like Golden State, is unbeaten so far in the postseason.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 07: Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics reacts in the second half against the Washington Wizards in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Verizon Center on May 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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