BOSTON Because of the earlier than usual 7 p.m. start, the Boston Celtics had a late-arriving crowd at the TD Garden for their Game 5 matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.
BOSTON For years, the Boston Celtics always had the experience card to play in end-of-the-game situations.
PHILADELPHIA So much for that struggling Boston Celtics offense.
Unlike Games 1 and 2, this one would not come down to the wire.
Not even close.
BOSTON You didn't see a lot of the Boston Celtics' brand of basketball in Game 1 of their second-round series with the Philadelphia 76ers.