|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM|
The Celtics trailed by 14 in the second quarter, and it took the Celtics until the 11 minute mark in the 4th to take a 76-74 lead. After that the Celtics would build a 84-78 lead, but soon after it was a back forth match between two of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference. The 76ers missed 2-of-6 free throws in the final two minutes to help the Celtics hang onto a 1 point lead. Jarred Sullinger had a great night, Sullinger finished with team highs with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Sully had an attempt to give the Celtics a 3 point lead, but missed the jumper. The Celtics had another chance to take a 3 point lead,but Humphries missed the jumper.
With under 10 seconds to go, Michael Carter-Williams had a questionable dribble, or carry, that should have been a turnover, but what can you do. Carter-Williams got the ball to Evan Turner, and he nailed the game winner over Bayless and Sully to give the 76ers a 95-94 win at the buzzer. This was another close loss at home. Jeff Green started fast scoring 13 first quarter points, but went quiet later while putting up 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.
The Celtics (15-33) have now lost four straight and 16 of 18 overall. The loss flip-flops them with Philadelphia in the standings, giving Boston the third-worst record in basketball. Wow, this season at this point is about so much more then the record, still tough to swallow.