The thing about winning a playoff game on the road is that it’s never one thing. On Saturday night, when the Celtics beat the Sixers 101-98 in Philadelphia, there were clutch shots and inexplicable turnovers, brilliant defensive stands and lots and lots of confetti.
In the end there was Al Horford, sealing Robert Covington in the post after a perfect lob pass via Marcus Morris from one of the toughest places to throw a perfect lob pass to the post. The finish wasn’t easy either. Horford contorted his body from one side of the rim to the other, but after his shot rattled around it dropped through as clear as day.