GIF Celtics Vs. 76ers: Boston Trails, But Strong Effort Present

At the end of the third quarter of game one between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers, the Celtics trail the 76ers 71-67. Despite trailing for most of the game, the Celtics are showing life and putting in a strong effort. Witness this gorgeous block from Kevin Garnett:

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Garnett has two blocks six rebounds, and leads the team with 19 points. The Celtics went on a 16-2 in the opening half of the third period, but they were unable to hold on to the lead. They enter the fourth quarter trailing, but they're keeping it close, which is a good sign. When the Celtics are trailing by more than thirteen, they have a record of 1-22. They'be brought their shooting percentage close to the 76ers, .426 to .459, and they maintain their advantage in free throws 13-14 compared to Philadelphia's 11-16. They'll need a bit of luck in the fourth quarter, but the game is far from out of reach.

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