I'm exhausted of just going out and playing, then the fans saying whatever the hell they want to say.
The Wizards got out to a great start in Game 6, leading 30-20 after the first quarter thanks to some strong play from Bradley Beal.
"If he could of played he would have", Snyder said, "but just wasn't able". Game 4 in Utah saw multiple altercations, seven technical fouls, an ejection and a $10,000 fine for Westbrook after he left the sideline to join a confrontation already in progress.
Utah was best served by rookie Donovan Mitchell who scored 38 points to lead the Jazz to the western conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets. After a review, George faked Gobert into the air behind the 3-point line and leaned in but didn't get the call and shot an airball.
Mitchell made his first eight shots of the second half, helping the Jazz build a lead they'd cling to until the confetti dropped from the catwalks high above their home court.
The two All-Stars combined to score 40 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds.
Even with Mitchell in foul trouble in the fourth quarter, the Thunder did not get the stops they needed to down the stretch. Victor Oladipo led the way with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Mitchell put in a scooping layup, Gobert flushed down a two-handed putback dunk, and-after Favors stuffed a transition layup attempt by Westbrook-Ingles canned back-to-back threes to tie the game at 39-39 with less than a minute left in the first half.
Free throws were a problem all year for the Thunder, and in the final game of their season, they shot a poor 53.8 percent at the line.
"He clearly banged into him", Thunder Coach Billy Donovan told reporters postgame. Ultimately, he was traded to Oklahoma City last June, but the Thunder's test year did not go as intended. He's been a team-first guy, and sometimes the team needs a guy to take things on his shoulders.
Mitchell used a mix of unstoppable drives and deadly outside shooting to score 10 straight Utah points to start the third quarter. Coming into the game, Mitchell and LeBron James shared the lead for most fourth-quarter points in the playoffs so far (44) but James had no points and Mitchell had six on Thursday.