Celtics Stumble without IT in loss to 76ers

via Maddie Meyer zimbio.com

via Maddie Meyer zimbio.com

The Celtics second half struggles resurfaced without Thomas as the Celtics sloppy play lead to a 105-99 loss in Philly. The Celtics started off the game cold and trailed the 76ers at the end of the first quarter by three. However, a strong second quarter from Rozier gave the Celtics a five point lead at half time. 

Midway through the third quarter the Celtics had opened up a 13 point lead on the back of Horford who had a Celtics career high 27 points. Nevertheless over the final minute of the quarter the Celtics allowed a 6-0. The Celtics started fourth quarter up three but played miserably as they were held to only 20 points. Horford was also held without a point in the quarter 

The key to this game was the 76ers ability to hold the Celtics to 2-10 from the three during the fourth quarter and to hold the Celtics to only 6 three point field goals in the game. The 6 three pointers is a game low for the Celtics this season.