PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers called for the confetti to the floor in what they believed was a win in regulation, only for the game to actually be headed to overtime. That would be one of several mistakes late in the game made by Philadelphia,
Marco Belinelli gave the 76ers new life with a beautiful turnaround buzzer beater. Less than two seconds separated the 76ers from a nearly impossible 3-0 deficit against the Celtics. Then Marco Belinelli stepped in.
The 76ers' Marco Belinelli hit a buzzer beater to send Game 3 against the Celtics to overtime before the Sixers lost 101–98 on Saturday. The Sixers got the ball to Belinelli who threw up the shot and it went in to be called a two-pointer. Sixers operations thought it was a three to win the game, and confetti covered the court.
The Sixers led by four with 1:05 to play before turnovers and missed shots kicked in. JJ Redick committed a bad pass, which the Celtics recovered for a Jaylen Brown go-ahead fast break with 1.7 seconds remaining.
Jayson Tatum is a pretty low-key dude inside the Celtics locker room. Then you see him cracking jokes with Shane Larkin, or playfully jumping on Greg Monroe's back after practice and then you realize … there's a lot more to him than just being a quiet basketball assassin. Tatum's 21 points in Boston's 108-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia was the fourth consecutive game he has scored at least 20 points.
Heading back to Philadelphia down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics, the suddenly cold 76ers have some quick thinking to do in order to right the ship. After winning 16 straight to close the regular season and finishing off the Miami Heat in five games in the first round, the 76ers now head back to face Boston at the Wells Fargo Center for their 5 p.m. matchup on Saturday with their first two-game losing streak since late February. Boston clipped the once-surging 76ers in Game 2 with a huge surge of their own, coming back from a 22-point deficit to win on Boston on Thursday, 108-103.
The Milwaukee Bucks' coaching search is underway, with interviews starting as early as this weekend. "For us we're on a really thought-out process," general manager Jon Horst said Friday. Current coach Joe Prunty will be among those interviewed after the former assistant led the Bucks to a 21-16 record following the firing in late January of Jason Kidd.
Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Ben Simmons had a rough day on Thursday, but he received some surprise backing from Donovan Mitchell. Simmons, a candidate for NBA Rookie of the Year, scored just one point with five turnovers, finishing the game with a minus-23 on the plus/minus scale during the 76ers' game-two loss to the Boston Celtics.
Philadelphia's rookie sensation Ben Simmons vowed Friday that he'd bounce back from his dismal performance in the 76ers' 108-103 NBA playoff loss to the Boston Celtics. The 21-year-old Australian, who came close to averaging a triple-double in the Sixers' first-round series victory over the Miami Heat, failed to score a basket on Thursday as the 76ers squandered a 22-point lead and fell into an 0-2 hole in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series against the Celtics. "It's just about the worst I've played all year," said Simmons, who finished with one point, five rebounds, seven assists and five turnovers.
This weekend sports fans will tune into two major events: the NBA Playoffs and the 144th Kentucky Derby. CBS Sports columnist Bill Reiter joins CBSN to discuss "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" and the dominance of the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.