How many times can the Celtics shoot 39%, take 10 fewer free throws than their opponent and win the game? Not many… but it happened tonight.
The Celtics edged the 76ers 84-80 in one of the ugliest basketball games you'll ever see.
KG made the play of the game, blocking Andre Iguodala's lay-up attempt with 14 seconds remaining.
Nothing came easy for Paul Pierce (4 – 15 FG, 5 fouls), but he did score 6 of his 11 points in the final 5 minutes.
We got big games from Ray Allen (20 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists) and Shaq (13 points, 9 rebounds).
The officiating was… uneven. At one point the foul discrepancy was Bos – 17 and Philly – 6. The 76ers went 11 minutes (during 2nd and 3rd quarters) without getting whistled for a foul. Garnett and Pierce each picked up technical fouls for complaining about calls. The Celtics finally got some calls in the 4th quarter where they took 14 FTs compared to 1 FT for the Sixers.