With Game 3 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics tied and less than 20 seconds left, Sixers guard J.J. Redick committed what could have been a season-ending turnover, ultimately leading to a go-ahead bucket for the Celtics.
Those on hand at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia were left speechless by the turn of events. But mere seconds later, teammate Marco Belinelli made up for it by hitting a game-tying long two-pointer to force overtime.
Fans in Philly replaced those frowns with pure joy as they thought Belinelli’s shot was actually a game-winning three. The confetti man on hand agreed. It led to an absolutely surreal scene.
— Mr_Choke_Thy_Hoe (@Dtownking15) May 5, 2018
Ultimately, Philadelphia blew a chance to pull the series to within 2-1 with a disastrous late-game sequence in overtime. When all was said and done, Boston came out on top by the score of 101-98 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Needless to say, those on Twitter had some absolutely awesome reactions to the stunning events that transpired at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday evening. Here are the best.
Redick picked the wrong time to be a Clipper
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) May 5, 2018
Marco Belinelli just saved JJ Redick from catching unlimited slander.
— Josiah Turner (@JosiahsTurn) May 5, 2018
Belinelli lives for that shot … he used to practice that more than spot ups whe he was with the Warriors
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) May 5, 2018
I am so sick of Belinelli taking stupid off balance shots.
— Hoops Reference (@HoopsReference) May 5, 2018
JUST LIKE I SAID NEVER TAKE MARCO BELINELLI OFF THE FLOOR
— maxey (@MaxOnTwitter) May 5, 2018
What sport is Ben Simmons playing
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) May 5, 2018
Ben Simmons with the stupid mistake. He should have known better as a sophomore
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) May 5, 2018
Why did Ben Simmons shoot that? pic.twitter.com/751DnkWzbW
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 5, 2018
I'm blown away by the amount of careless turnovers by the Sixers to finish this game. A total meltdown by Ben Simmons.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) May 5, 2018
Sixers with another crucial turnover pic.twitter.com/iIybx3BxU3
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 5, 2018
That was a well deserved loss for the Sixers. Some of the worst late-game execution you'll ever see.
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) May 5, 2018
You would honestly think the Sixers forgot which hoop they were defending with this pic.twitter.com/fI8qa8TVgF
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) May 5, 2018
I love em, but Sixers aren’t ready for this moment
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) May 5, 2018
the sixers deserve to lose every game for the rest of time
— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) May 5, 2018