That was simply Basstacular, no?
With 7:41 remaining in the third quarter, Kevin Garnett was called for a questionable offensive foul while trying to finish over Spencer Hawes. The crowd, showing vital signs which had not been present the entire night, erupted in chants of “bullshit.” Boston responded with a great defensive possession, Philadelphia was called for a three-second violation, Kevin Garnett drilled a jumper, Boston won the game of hide-and-seek with its defense, Brandon Bass spectacularly rose from the ashes, Rondo dominated the fourth quarter, and the Philadelphia 76ers will now host an elimination game Wednesday night. When the fourth-quarter bell mercilessly ended this fight, the weary Sixers had been outscored 48-28 since Garnett’s foul.
Plenty more to come later on Boston’s series-momentum-altering victory, but for now I’m at the TD Garden pretending to be a member of the media.
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- Sixers 82, Celtics 81: The series heads to Philadelphia knotted at 1-1
- Celtics 107, Sixers 91: Game 3 becomes a Boston blowout victory
- The Boston Celtics’ second-half struggles
- In final minutes, Celtics defense vs. Sixers offense a mismatch