In a matter of moments the clock struck zero and the Sixers were victorious 82-75, forcing a Game 7 back to Boston on Wednesday night.
Yes it is that simple, the first half was incredibly horrific as a total of 69 points was scored between the two teams in the contest. There was an essence of who could make that one last push and subsequently it was the Sixers.
Doug Collins’ team played astonishing all-around defense. Boston threw away the rock 17 times and posted a struggling 33 percent from the field throughout the course of the game.
Despite shooting 61 percent at the charity strike as a team, Jrue Holiday posted 20 points, six assists, and three rebounds in Wednesday’s win. Iguodala thrown down a terrifying slam on Celtics small forward Paul Pierce, contributing 12 points and six rebounds.
The Celtics didn’t help themselves allowing a 27-point third quarter by the home team.
Regardless of a horrendous performance through three quarters, the Celtics found themselves down by six after a Ray Allen three pointer. Allen continues his shooting woes posting 4-11 from the field, specifically 1-5 from downtown.
Ultimately, Celtics captain tried to keep his team in sync recording 24 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists.
If there is a bright side for the team in this loss, it was 14 offensive rebounds and the second chance points category.
The Celtics find themselves down and out but not just yet as Game 7 is arriving. Doc Rivers’ team must have a mentality of winning on their home floor or else it is an early golfing trip for the team.
TD Garden sets the stage for Game 7 on Saturday night, time to be determined. Stay tuned for the preview in days to come.