Celts Fall Apart Late, Lose 2nd Straight to Philly

With 5:15 left in regulation, the scoreboard read BOS 81 PHI 81. From that point on the Celtics converted on only one field goal. Jodie Meeks knocked down four straight free throws to seal the game for the 76ers. Boston eventually fell 89-86.

Elton Brand and Spencer Hawes tied for a team-high 14 points and three other Sixers netted double-digits. Andre Iguodala narrowly missed a triple-double with 13 points, nine boards, and eight assists.

Nenad Krstic led the C's with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Unfortunately only two of those points came in the 2nd half. Jeff Green chipped in with 18 points on 7-14 shooting, while Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce added 14 and 11 respectively.

With the loss, Boston falls to 46-17 while Philadelphia improves to 34-31. The Celts look to get back on track Sunday when the Bucks visit Beantown. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.