Terry Rozier failed to show up for the first quarter and a half of this game. Maybe he was having a crisis of self after remembering how Eric Bledsoe didn’ know who he was. Anyway, he snapped out of it with three minutes left to go in the first half, scoring eight quick points and dishing out some nice dimes to his teammates for even more points. The Sixers’ twenty-point lead quickly diminished to single-digits, and the Celtics carried that momentum through to the second half, eventually winning the game and ruining the days of cheesesteak addicts everywhere.
I think it’s fair to say that Terry Rozier won this game for the Celtics. He accounted for sixteen Celtic points in the last three minutes of the first half. If those points hadn’t been scored, the Sixers’ lead would have been insurmountable, literally unable to be surmounted. Games aren’t usually won in the first half, except when they are, and Rozier ensuring that the first half didn’t end in a blowout very much qualifies as winning the game even if the Celtics were still down at the half.
Rozier than won the game AGAIN for his team by hitting some big threes in the fourth quarter. So the Celtics, by my count, should currently hold a 3-0 lead in the series.