Sport Wizards' Bradley Beal: Cavs 'didn’t want to see us in the second round'

02:35  20 may  2017
02:35  20 may  2017 Source:   FOXSports

NBA playoffs: Bradley Beal says Cavs didn't play Wizards due to fear of losing early

  NBA playoffs: Bradley Beal says Cavs didn't play Wizards due to fear of losing early Bradley Beal and the Wizards couldn't take down the Celtics, but the Washington guard says his team would have given the Cavs trouble. In fact, he appears to believe that Cleveland didn't go after the No. 1 seed due to fear of losing to Washington in the second round of the NBA playoffs.Here's what he told SportsNet Central in an exclusive interview that aired Thursday:"Cleveland didn’t want to see us. I always said that. I felt like that’s the reason they didn’t play us in the second round. They didn’t want to see us in the second round," he said.

They didn ' t want to see us in the second round ," he said. The Wizards , of course, pushed the 1-seed Celtics to seven games in the East semis. But with Washington's guard-centered roster, Beal was adamant it would have been evenly matched, even though Cleveland won two of three

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal thinks his team could give the Cavs a run for their money. They didn ’ t want to see us in the second round . … If they were going to go down, they were going to go down in the conference finals.

  Wizards' Bradley Beal: Cavs 'didn’t want to see us in the second round' © Ken Blaze

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the defending NBA champions and 9-0 in the playoffs, but Bradley Beal believes they were scared of his Washington Wizards.

The Cavs lost their last four games of the regular season, giving them the No. 2 seed in the East and a playoff path that took them through Indiana and Toronto while the top-seeded Celtics got the Wizards in Round 2.

And Beal believes that was the Cavs’ plan — to duck the Wiz and have an easier path to the conference finals.

“Cleveland didn’t want to see us. I always said that. I felt like that’s the reason they didn’t play us in the second round. They didn’t want to see us in the second round,” Beal said in an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic. “If they were going to go down, they were going to go down in the conference finals. They didn’t want to go down in the second round.”

NBA playoffs: Bradley Beal says Cavs didn't play Wizards due to fear of losing early

  NBA playoffs: Bradley Beal says Cavs didn't play Wizards due to fear of losing early Bradley Beal and the Wizards couldn't take down the Celtics, but the Washington guard says his team would have given the Cavs trouble. In fact, he appears to believe that Cleveland didn't go after the No. 1 seed due to fear of losing to Washington in the second round of the NBA playoffs.Here's what he told SportsNet Central in an exclusive interview that aired Thursday:"Cleveland didn’t want to see us. I always said that. I felt like that’s the reason they didn’t play us in the second round. They didn’t want to see us in the second round," he said.

Beal says the Cavs “ didn ’ t want to see ” the Wizards . Losing in the playoffs is tough, especially when you think you could have done some damage in the next round . That’s how Bradley Beal feels about the Wizards losing in Game 7 to the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

“ Cleveland didn ’ t want to see us ,” Beal said in the interview. “I always said that. I felt like that’s the reason they didn ’ t play us in the second round .

Then again, consider this: The Cavs won two of three from the Wiz this season, and Washington blew its chance to face Cleveland in the East finals by losing Game 7 to Boston. So maybe it was the Wizards who didn’t want to see the Cavaliers?

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