Two expensive turnovers — one within the ultimate seconds of legislation, one within the ultimate seconds of additional time — most likely ended the Philadelphia 76ers’ season.

The Sixers on Saturday evening fell to the Boston Celtics, 101-98, to move down Three-Zero of their Jap Convention semifinal collection. No workforce has ever come again from a Three-Zero deficit in a seven-game collection in NBA playoff historical past. 

The Sixers had a possibility on the ultimate shot of legislation with the ranking tied at 87, however an errant J.J. Redick go ended in a Terry Rozier thieve and a Jaylen Brown layup. The Celtics then led by means of two with 1.7 seconds last, however Marco Belinelli got here to the rescue for Philadelphia, hitting a baseline jumper on the buzzer.

Confetti rained down on Wells Fargo Middle, however the shot used to be dominated a two-pointer, sending the sport to additional time.

There used to be a few seven-minute extend whilst workforce staff scrambled to wash up the mess at the court docket. Some gamers even scooped up confetti as everybody waited for the beginning of additional time.

Then the Sixers collapsed once more.

They had been up by means of 4 with below a minute last, however after a Joel Embiid turnover and a few ignored photographs, the Sixers discovered themselves down one with five.five seconds to move.

They’d the ball and a possibility on the ultimate shot, once more, however Ben Simmons became it over on an inbounds play. Horford used to be then fouled and hit either one of his unfastened throws. 

Belinelli had a possibility at any other game-tying shot, however his heave used to be off the mark, the general buzzer sounded, and the Sixers had been left shocked.

The Celtics opt for the sweep on Monday.

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