Draymond Green calls Boston's Kelly Olynyk a 'dirty player'

Paola Ditto
Mag 17, 2017

Whistled for a foul on the play, Olynyk was discussing the call with an official when Oubre ran his way.

Boston Celtics' Al Horford, right, blocks a shot by Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr., left, during the second quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. The Wizards led by as many as 26 and outscored the Celtics (237-191) in the two games in D.C.

The Boston Celtics can not slow down the Washington Wizards in the first half of Game 3 tonight, but the bad blood is still running hot on the Washington side. Green's recent criticism of Olynyk raises an intriguing question: What could happen if they face each other in the NBA Finals? Veteran tricks are grabbing an arm so a guy can't get there to block the shot, you know what I'm saying?

According to an ESPN.com report, Green said, "He's dirty, a dirty player", on Uninterrupted's "Dray Day" podcast. Just dirty. I don't respect that, man.

"We have to be aware of how he plays", Brooks said after Washington's Game 4 win. He has picked up 13 technical fouls this season and missed game 5 of the NBA Finals past year after getting called for 7 technical fouls in the post-season. You just go forward and play the game. "It's a joke that [Green] said that".

The NBA turned into an all-out war when ugly scenes erupted during the third playoff match between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards in the US.

"We know that we have the ability to win there", said Wall.

During Games 3 and 4, the Wizards managed to uncover the solution: Load up on Boston's point guard until he can't find the basket. After the Kelly-on-Kelly scuffle Thursday, Terry Rozier and Brandon Jennings got into it and were ejected in the fourth quarter. Washington went on a 26-0 run, going 10-of-13 from the floor and forcing eight turnovers as they created an insurmountable lead. One of the league's more underrated facilitators, Hill is second on the team with 15.6 points per game in the playoffs. They would go on to lose the next two games after that, but that's not the point.

Thomas noted that the issue has not been much of a topic of conversation among the team.

Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games playing on two days' rest, 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 0-5 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record.

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