Wizards F Oubre suspeneded for one game

Ross Houston
May 12, 2017

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been suspended for one game and will miss his team's Game 4 tilt against the Boston Celtics on Sunday after being ejected for shoving Kelly Olynyk to the floor in Game.

Olynyk was called for an offensive foul in the aftermath of the incident, with Oubre being slapped with a flagrant 2 and an early trip to the locker room.

While Oubre, a key reserve for the Wizards, said that type of physical reaction with an opponent won't happen again, because he learned his lesson and has to control himself, he also insisted that won't change his hard-playing approach to the game.

The Celtics did not have much of a reaction to the news following Saturday's practice, other than Jae Crowder's comment that the Wizards will be missing the energy Oubre Jr. brings to the game off of the bench.

One game into the second round, Isaiah Thomas had his tooth knocked out by an elbow from Otto Porter.

Boston is already vowing payback though it's unclear if they mean against Oubre or just on the scoreboard.

It's going to be interesting to see if players can keep their cool going forward. "Their second unit is going to be finding themselves a little bit without him, so we just have to capitalize".

Let's be real, the Wizards are a damn good basketball team. Oubre was ejected from the game.

Coach Scott Brooks complimented his big men for keeping their hands up to avoid fouling Thomas, but Beal was more than willing to make contact when necessary.

Game 4 of Celtics-Wizards is 5:30 p.m. Sunday (TNT). That's not the situation with Boston as Gortat has tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds, 14 points and 10 rebounds and 13 points and 16 rebounds in Games 1-3. He said he knew he had to be aggressive, and Brooks was never anxious about the All-Star guard losing his confidence or passing up good looks. Back in the starting lineup, Amir Johnson had the first five points of the third quarter for Boston before the Wizards' run. So we're not really anxious about him or what they're doing.

"I don't know how he can call anybody dirty", Isaiah Thomas told reporters. Like come on man, it's playoff basketball, things are gonna get-did he really do something to harm somebody? Wall has 20-plus points and seven-plus assists in 10 consecutive playoff games, the most in a single postseason in National Basketball Association history ahead of Michael Jordan's eight.

"This dude be out there trying to hurt people man".

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