Philadelphia appeared to be a little to comfortable with their lead, and their offense looked dead. After 14-3 run, the Celtics cut the Sixers' hold to 4 with under 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The 76ers entered the 4th quarter nursing a 2 point lead, that was once as large as 19. At the halfway mark of the final quarter the Sixers still led 99-93. Kelly Olynyk hit a 3-pointer to cut it to a 3 point game with 3:15 remaining. MCW, Tony Wroten and Henry Sims each missed a free throw down the stretch putting the victory in jeopardy, but Henry Sims hit a jumper off a Carter-Williams assist to push Philly's lead back to 5 . Wroten made back-to-back bonehead plays in the final minute, first fouling Jeff Green while attempting a 3 pointer (Green capitalized putting Philly's lead back to 3) and then committing a turnover on the inbounds. Luckily for Philadelphia, Boston would commit their own turnover and seal the win for the Sixers.
Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points, secured 14 rebounds, dished out 6 assists, and recorded 4 steals and 2 blocks in another spectacular performance in his rookie year. Thaddeus Young added 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Despite, his sloppy play in the final minutes, Wroten finished with 20 points and 4 assists off the bench. The 76ers shot 54% from the floor but a not-so-nice 63% from the foul line.
Olynyk scored 28 points and grabbed 9 boards and Jeff Green added 27 points and 3 steals for Boston in the loss. Rondo neared a triple-double, ending with 14 assists, 11 boards, but only 8 points. Avery Bradley added 23 points.
The 76ers will end their season the way they started it, against the Heat. Hopefully the Sixers will grab another win and end this long, ugly season on a high note.
By: Matt Ryan