Celtics embarrassed in DC, #1 seed chances dwindle
This loss is especially painful because it means the C's are now 3 games behind Milwaukee in the loss column with just 6 games left in the regular season. All things considered, it will be practically impossible to snag the #1 seed at this point unless Milwaukee tanks down the stretch and we win out, which basically locks Boston into the #2 seed in the East.
Kristaps Porzingis destroyed the Celtics all night, finishing with 32 points and 12 rebounds on 67% shooting. Deni Avdija had one of the best games of his young career, recording a 25 point double-double on 10/16 from the field.
After such a strong 3 game stretch, this outing was nothing short of shocking in what felt like a must win game. Boston still has a 2.5 game lead on Philly for the #2 seed, but they will need to focus and make sure not to slide to the #3 line in the East.
Final score pic.twitter.com/j8O0B6Us5R— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 29, 2023
Boston will return to action in Milwaukee on Thursday night in what will be a game they have to win to have any sliver of a chance at the top seed.