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CelticsBlog’s predictions for Celtics-Wizards game 6

The staff weighs in with their picks.

NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Do the Celtics close out the series tonight?

Keith Smith: No. Much like Boston in Game 5, Washington is desperate. The season is on the line. I thought it would go seven games before the series started and there is no reason to move off that now.

Alex Kungu: I picked the Celtics in 7 so just to stay true to my prediction I’ll say no. However, if the Celtics can continue to use the Wizards play of Isaiah Thomas against them again and other guys continue to knock down open looks, we could see a repeat of game 5. But chances are the Wizards role player play better home, Celtics don’t make every jumpshot, and the Celtics probably don’t come out on top. But let’s hope they do!

Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards - Game Three Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Bill Sy: I’ll be the optimist. I picked the Celtics in 5 because the 2-2-1-1-1 format heavily favors the team with home court advantage because they’re always in the driver’s seat. After Boston won a pivotal Game 5, I think the Celtics erased all those doubts about whether they were “the worst #1 seed of all time,” “too young,” and “figured out by the Wizards.” Now that all the pressure is on Washington, they’ll cave under the threat of elimination. John Wall has been the best player in this series and he’ll try and shoulder the burden of forcing a Game 7, but with Boston’s stable of perimeter defenders, he’ll try and do too much.

Sean Penney: My heart says yes, but my head says no. The Celtics haven't proven yet this year that they can be competitive in Washington. It won't be a blowout this time, but we'll have to settle for wrapping this up in Boston.

Jared Weiss: My initial prediction before the series is still on track, with the Wizards taking Game 6 and falling in Boston in Game 7. We still haven’t seen anything to indicate a big swing in the other direction. See you all Monday for Game 7.

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