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Chaos In Wizards Win Over Celtics, Warriors Easy Win, Big Baller Brands $495 Shoe

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The Washington Wizards came out strong with a 22-0 run in the first quarter and kept the momentum for a win against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 (Wizards down 2-1 in the series).  The game descended into chaos with 8 technical fouls and 3 ejections. It all started when the Wizards Kelly Oubre Jr. ran over the Celtics Kelly Olynyk and was ejected from the game. Tensions ran high from then on, but the Wizards held on for a big 116-89 win. As the Celtics Isaiah Thomas said of the rivalry, “We don’t like them, and they don’t like us”. Speaking of Thomas, his teeth got knocked out AGAIN and he had to miss the beginning of the second half. He said he’s done with the dentist and won’t get his permanent teeth until the end of the season.

The Golden State Warriors made their game 2 win against the Utah Jazz look easy. Draymond Green recorded 21 points and Kevin Durant added 25 for a 115-104 victory. The Warriors now lead the series 2-0.

In other basketball news, the very controversial LaVar Ball (father of UCLA’s Lonzo Ball who is expected to be a top 3 pick in the June NBA draft), debuted his sneaker and apparel line called “Big Baller Brand”. The shoe, designed for Lonzo, is listed at $495 or $995 for an autographed pair. With seemingly no money spent on marketing, Big Baller Brand is getting lots of media attention, but not such great feedback considering the crazy expensive price tag. Shaq tweeted, “Hey @Lavarbigballer real big baller brands would not over charge kids for shoes. pic.twitter.com/N2U0VPXXyt

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