To put it bluntly, the Celtics played awful. What happened in the third quarter? How did this even end as a one point game? The Sixers should have murdered the sloppy Celtics tonight who had 15 turnovers. That is outrageous considering the great ball handlers on that team. However, the Sixers could not capitalize on a shoddy Boston effort. From those 15 turnovers, they only scored six points. That has to be something head coach Doug Collins cannot be happy with. This Boston team is normally much sharper than this game so to not take advantage of their opportunities is not any better. They also let a double digit lead get down to a one point lead in the fourth. In their defense, the Celtics did pick it back up in the forth thanks in part to Kevin Garnett. Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 18 points while Andre Iguodala added 17 points and 8 rebounds. The Celtics’ starters put up equally good numbers: Ray Allen had 17 points, coming off the bench while Kevin Garnett who has been playing like the Garnett of old had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

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