BOSTON -- It's not rare to see a playoff game turn on a single play. But it's quite something to witness when nine players on the court are standing still.
Game 1 of this massive Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics, a contest in which MVP finalist Joel Embiid was ruled out because of a sprained knee, turned on one such awkward moment Monday night.
An unexplainable errant pass.
A collective shell-shocked reaction.
And a free basket that helped change the outcome in the 76ers' 119-115 victory.