Celtics drop game 6 on the road

Sixers force Game 7

The Boston Celtics were forced into a Game 7 for the right to move on the Eastern Conference Finals as the veteran Celtics could only manage to shoot 33.38% (26-78) and an even more miserable 21.4% from the 3-point line (3-14). Still the Celtics (who only got one day of rest) were in it till the end. But Boston Head Man Doc Rivers was less then pleased with the work his team put in.

The Sixers forced the ball out of Rojon Rondo’s hands, trapping the guard and forcing him to turn the ball over or give up the dribble. Rondo only managed 4-14 shooting in 43 plus minutes of playing time.

“I thought our spacing was horrendous,” Rivers said, “so even if they didn’t trap, they didn’t have to because we were standing next to each other a lot.”

For the Sixers, game 7 was always in their minds and even former Sixers bad boy Allen Iverson showed up in red, white and blue to help support the team. Iverson led the crowd in chants and cheers and afterward dropped a line on his Twitter page.

“You can always come home again!!!,” Allen Iverson on Twitter

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F Murphy Chooses Celtics

Filed at 2:48 p.m. EST

BOSTON (AP) — Free-agent forward Troy Murphy has decided to join the over the , reported on Tuesday.

Murphy, 30, was traded from the to the Golden State Warriors last week, but was then bought out of his contract. Once a free agent, he spent the next few days mulling several offers, most notably from Boston and Miami.

Murphy, a 6-foot-11, 245-pound former first-round pick out of Notre Dame, averaged 14.6 points and 10.2 rebounds last season with the . With the Nets, though, the New Jersey native averaged just 3.6 and 4.2 this season. He played in just 18 games with New Jersey.

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Celtics Send Rookie G Bradley to NBADL in Maine

Filed at 2:49 p.m. EST

BOSTON (AP) — The have assigned rookie guard Avery Bradley to the NBA Development League.

The Celtics sent their first-round draft choice out of Texas to the Maine Red Claws for his first stint in the NBADL.

The 6-foot-2 Bradley averaged 1.1 points in 4.7 minutes in 14 games this season with the Celtics. His season high was four points against the on Wednesday night.

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