The Washington Wizards hosted the Boston Celtics in a "must win" situation for Game 6 on Friday night. The Wizards got that much-needed win thanks to their top star John Wall, right when they needed him. Wall helped snatch the win from the hands of the Celtics after both teams had hit huge shots back-and-forth. That will mean one of the biggest situations in sports takes place: a Game 7 to decide this NBA Playoffs series. Here's a look at how Wall and the Wizards got the win over the Celtics on Friday night.

How the Wizards got the win

It all came down to one big shot, and John Wall delivered that shot for his team. With the Celtics ahead by two points, the Wizards got the ball back with 7.7 seconds to go. After some trouble inbounding the ball, Washington found their floor leader Wall. He managed to dribble and put a bit of a move on tough defender Avery Bradley before pulling up for a three. The shot went down and sent the crowd into a frenzy, while also leaving 3.5 seconds for the Celtics.

Unfortunately, their two inbound plays failed, with the second, a shot attempt, hitting off the back of the rim. Game over.

Wall not only had the biggest shot of the night but also finished with 26 points on 9-for-25 shooting. He also had eight assists, two blocks, and two rebounds. Bradley Beal led the team with 33 points on his 15-for-26 performance and also added five assists. Markieff Morris also came up big with a double-double.

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He had 16 points and 11 boards in the effort.

For the Boston Celtics, Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley each finished with 27 points in the loss. Thomas hit 5-of-13 three-pointers he attempted but was 8-for-24 overall from the floor. Al Horford also had a good night despite the loss, scoring 20 points while grabbing six boards. As a team, the Celtics shot 40.5 percent from the floor and 31.4 percent from three-point range. Washington shot 43 percent overall and 20.8 percent from downtown but dominated the rebounding battle 46-37.

Game 7 is next

Now it all comes down to a decisive seventh game for this NBA Playoffs series. For history's sake, home teams are 101-26 all-time in Game 7s, while the Celtics are 21-8, but have lost three of their last four Game 7s. The Wizards are 6-3 all-time in Game 7s, and have won three-straight.

The Wizards at Celtics will have their Game 7 on this coming Monday, May 15th. Game time is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Eastern Time. Live television coverage will be presented via TNT network.

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