I think blaming the refs is really weak; bad calls were made both ways as happens every night and the Celtics again fought through to find a way to win vs the 76ers.
Blaming someone else is a loser mentality. The 76ers only have themselves to blame as they played poorly again vs our rivals - now 1-7 against Boston, Milwaukee and Toronto this season.
The issues again have been evident for last season, last season's playoff and this season.
Boston plays a physical, defensive first game. They double Embiid and/or Simmons well, get them to turn over the ball or make poor decisions, fill passing lanes, rotate quickly and generally break down the 76ers offensive flow. These lead to break points for them against the 76ers mediocre transition defense.
On offense, they exploit JJ and TJ (and now Kormaz) whenever possible, hit the glass hard for second chances and take advantage of the 76ers weak rotations and 3 pt defense with Hayward et al. They pull Embiid away from the basket and force him and any backup C to defend high pick & rolls consistently.
These feed into the 76ers weaknesses, inexperience and lack of patience. Brown still does not appear to have any adjustments that work. We have to hope he comes up with something and Harris/Butler can help relieve the pressure on Embiid/Simmons and help us dictate on offense for a change.