76ers lose after dramatic buzzer-beater heartbreak

Ben Simmons’ Philadelphia 76ers are on the verge of being eliminated from the NBA playoffs after a dramatic overtime defeat to the Boston Celtics in game three.

Philly had a chance to win the match at the death but Marco Belinelli’s clutch basket was ruled to be just inside the three-point arc.

The Celtics have taken a commanding 3-0 series lead against the 76ers. Pic: Getty

The incredible catch-and-shoot effort from the 76ers man dropped in just before the final buzzer went off – tying up the match at 89-89 and forcing overtime.


But it was the Celtics who stood tall in the extra period, with big man Al Horton coming to the fore as the Celtics sealed a 101 – 98 win to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

More to come.