The Philadelphia 76ers had a chance to steal Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday night, however, play down the stretch of a 92-91 loss to the host Boston Celtics led to a 0-1 hole in the best-of-seven series. On Sunday, the Sixers' SB Nation blog Liberty Ballers reacted to the loss, and had some strong words for sixth-man Lou Williams:
The man who deserves the most blame is none other than the Boss, Lou Williams. He was absolutely atrocious after entering the game with three minutes remaining. In the span of two minutes he: blew a 2-on-1 fast break, turned the ball over, and took the most ill-advised three pointer I've seen all season. He self-combusted with the game on the line, but that's the thing with Lou – he has these moments and these types of games, but he also has incredible moments where he carries the team offensively. His play in the final three minutes is indefensible, but these are the blunders we've come to expect from him sometimes.
Is Williams the biggest reason for the Sixers' Game 1 loss? Discuss over at Liberty Ballers. Make sure to check back to this SB Nation Philly StoryStream for all the news and recaps for the 76ers Vs. Celtics Eastern Conference semifinal series.