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Celtics fail to get defensive in Game 4

Updated: May 19, 2012, 11:27 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- You can blame the officials. Or the Celtics' stagnant second-half offense. Or the turnovers. Or the second-chance points. There's no shortage of potential scapegoats following Boston's 18-point collapse during Friday's Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Philadelphia 76ers.

But give Philadelphia some credit, too. Down the stretch, it stepped up and made shots against Boston's half-court defense, something that teams don't do very often -- in the ...

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