Once again the Celtics played a close game. Once again they came out on the short side when the clock read 0:00.
"The scoreboard restarts every time you play," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "If you don't play up to your level it's hard to win. I can't take anything away from [Portland's] players. They've got good players."
The Celtics kept things tight throughout most of the first half, but Portland pulled ahead in the third quarter to put things out of reach.
"I'm not worried about stretches, I'm more worried about getting better," said Stevens. "I hope that we can learn what we need to and get better from this."