The Celtics had a chance to pick up more ground in the playoff chase but let that chance slip through their fingers.
Despite shooting 35.8 percent in regulation, the Celtics had a chance to win in overtime. Instead, Evan Turner isolated against his defender, drove to his right, and lost the ball before he could get off a shot.
The mess of a play was symbolic of the entire brick-piling, curious decision-making night.
Stevens: "You shoot 36% in a given game, you're probably not going to win in the NBA, or at any level."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 23, 2015
Stevens: "I thought late in the game, we had a few too many dribbles on possessions and-or just not being assertive enough."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) March 23, 2015
#Celtics forward Jae Crowder said Gerald Wallace brought team together for meeting after game: He's been through it, so we listen to him.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) March 23, 2015
Veteran Gerald Wallace addressed team after game. "We let the game get away and that’s something that we can’t do."— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) March 23, 2015
Evan Turner didn't guess how eager Marcus Smart will be for redemption: "obviously, as a team, he owes us one."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) March 23, 2015