Raise your hand if you expected Kelly Olynyk to be the star of Game 7 between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards. Olynyk – whose most notable moment in the series prior to this game came when he got shoved by Kelly Oubre – had 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, five rebounds, and four assists in Boston’s 115-105 victory on Monday night.
It was a stunning performance out of Olynyk, who killed the Wizards in the fourth quarter as Washington just kept losing track of him. Through the first six games of the series, Olynyk had been a fine-to-good role player who had a few nice games, but on Monday, he helped Isaiah Thomas really carry Boston to a win.
Needless to say, no one on the internet saw this coming. As such, everyone reacted with total shock to Olynyk’s huge night.