Boston Celtics

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Sixers earned a fairly big regular season over the Celtics on Wednesday night. So C’s guard Terry Rozier was surprised they didn’t rain celebratory confetti down on everyone at the Wells Fargo Center.

Philly stormed back from multiple 15-point deficits to top the Celtics 118-115, as Jimmy Butler’s clutch shooting put them over the top late in the fourth quarter. The win gives the Sixers a four-game lead over the Celtics in the standings with 10 games left, so there’s a good chance that the C’s won’t be able to do any better than the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference (they’re currently fifth, one game behind the Indiana Pacers).

It was a good win for the 76ers, if only for their confidence against the Celtics. So Rozier wonders, where’s the celebration?

“Yeah I thought the confetti was going to drop tonight, I did,” Rozier said on the Sixers’ comeback victory. “It was a big win, not trying to take nothing away from them. But I thought the confetti was dropping tonight.”

Mar 20, 2019; Philadelphia, PA: Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier reacts to his three point score against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Mar 20, 2019; Philadelphia, PA: Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier reacts to his three point score against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Rozier is referring to, of course, the confetti debacle in last year’s second-round playoff series between Boston and Philadelphia. The poor confetti operators let it fly at the end of regulation after Marco Belinelli nailed a shot at the buzzer – to tie the game. The Celtics went on to win in overtime and go up 3-0 in the series. Embarrassment all-around for Philly.

The win may give the Sixers hope in a potential playoff series against the Celtics. But at the same time they didn’t pull ahead of the Celtics until after Marcus Smart’s ejection for shoving Joel Embiid from behind. The harsh reality is, Philly is now merely 3-17 in its last 20 games against Boston.

But at least dropping confetti after Wednesday’s game wouldn’t have been a total waste.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.