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How do the Celtics lay such an egg?

It's simple, really: Let us count the ways Boston never had a chance in Philly

Updated: March 8, 2012, 12:50 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Where to begin?

The supposed showdown for the Atlantic Division lead turned into a walkover for the Philadelphia 76ers. They did everything they wanted. They got everything they needed. They even hit the century mark in points, delighting the 18,508 in attendance, who can get a free Big Mac.

Privately, they must have been wondering if the Maine Red Claws showed up instead of the Boston Celtics, who had won five straight, who had climbed to within a game of the division ...

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