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Celtics 108, Sixers 103: Three quick takes from Philly's playoff loss

Late in the half, the Celtics were simply beating the Sixers down the floor, flourishing in transition and having way too many open shooters.

No question, coach Brett Brown should have called a timeout, not only to stop the momentum but also because the Sixers looked out of gas.

Right before being replaced in the fourth quarter, McConnell fed Ersan Ilvasova for a layup.

McConnell had eight points, hitting all four field goal attempts, five assists, two steals and no turnovers.

When McConnell was replaced by Simmons with 5 minutes and 29 Seconds Left in the fourth quarter, the Sixers held a 93-91 lead.

The Sixers can’t be competitive if Simmons is just playing ordinary and he was below that, finishing with one point, seven assists but five turnovers.

With five five fouls, Joel Embiid had to be careful and that was evident when Al Horford drove by him to increase Boston’s lead to 106-101 with just 8.3 seconds left.


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