Breaking down the Boston Celtics’ Game 1 collapse to the Philadelphia 76ers

After starting off the tilt strong and taking a 12-point lead during the second half of the game, the Boston Celtics lost 119-115 to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their second-round Eastern Conference Semifinals series.

A few costly possessions late in the game would ultimately burn the Celtics, including a broken play between star forward Jayson Tatum and veteran guard Marcus Smart on one of the game’s final possessions, as well as a bad turnover by Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon as the team desperately scrambled to get a shot up before a 24-second violation would have been called by the officials.

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What went wrong for Boston in the first contest of the East semis vs. Philly, and what can they change going to Game 2 to ensure it does not happen again?

The hosts of the CLNS Media “Garden Report” Bobby Manning and Josue Pavon discuss onsite at TD Garden following the Celtics’ loss.

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