The 76ers allowed the Celtics to score 19/35 three-pointers in the loss in Boston (99-106). According to Philadelphia’s head coach Doc Rivers, his team defended poorly at three-point line gave their opponents wide open shots.
He was not pleased with his team’s offense either, saying that there was no team play, but rather reliance on individual skills.
“I don’t care what anybody did tonight offensively,” Rivers said postgame. “We scored because we’re obviously good. But we didn’t score as a team tonight. We didn’t play as a team offensively tonight. And then defensively we were worse.”
“I could have made some of those threes. Well, maybe not me. I was a poor shooter,” he said about Boston’s three-pointers. “Someone in this room could have made those threes. I mean they were pretty much wide open.
“We gave a lot of dare shots tonight all the way through the game. A lot of shots where we just dared guys to shoot them. And they shot them and they made them. Give them credit you still got to make them and they did.”