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NBA: Celtics defeat 76ers in Philadelphia, snap into playoff series | NBA

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics Friday night justified the “title” of one of the greatest rivalries in the NBA. In a very physical match, the two teams played a tough game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. better for the visitors, who won 114 to 102. As a result, the Celtics opened 2 to 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals playoff series.

Joel Embiid Jaylen Brown NBA Playoffs Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics Sixers – PHOTO: Eric Hartline – USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
  • Joel Embiid (76sec): 30 points, 13 rebounds, 4 rebounds
  • Jessom Tatum (Celtics): 27 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists

Having the second best campaign in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics were late in the series to get the turnaround. In Game 1, the franchise was beaten at home 119 to 115. In the sequence, the Boston fan was rewarded with a landslide victory, 121 to 84.

Game four is two days later, Sunday, in Philadelphia. Remember, the 76ers only finished one place behind the Celtics in the regular season, in third place.

The last time Philadelphia eliminated the Celtics in the playoffs was in 1982. Since then, there have been five consecutive Boston franchise wins.

The excitement of receiving the MVP trophy

Before the match started, Joel Embiid was officially awarded the MVP trophy for the 2022/2023 season. The audience applauded him, noting the importance of the surname not only to him, but to his entire family. Embiid gleefully summoned his son to court. The little one has Brazilian roots. Arthur is the son of Cameroonian and Brazilian model Anne de Paula. see below.

Embiid receiving the MVP Award – Photo: Disclosure

the game

The 76ers’ defense tightened, shrinking spaces on the field. Embiid, who is still recovering from a knee injury, has been walking the pace and calling for responsibility. In addition to two “humiliating” blocks, he was the owner of the room with 12 points.

The second quarter was unlike the first, it began with the score tied 29-29 and the two teams balancing actions. With the string of errors, especially with James Harden, the 76s fell behind again. The Celtics went back to a 10-point lead and finished with a seven-point lead after a controversial shot by DeAntoni Melton edged the 76ers on possession.

On the way back from the locker rooms, the 76ers turned on PJ Tucker. He, who scored zero in Game 1 and scored 5 points in Game 2, had a more expressive performance on Friday. In the third quarter he had 9 points on 3/4 balls from 3. If Tucker appeared on the one hand, James Harden who shone in Game 1 with 45 points left a lot to be desired.

NBA: Jason Tatum (Celtics) – Photo: Disclosure

In the team’s best moment of the fourth, with possession, not only did he miss the three-point shot, but Jaylen Brown missed the sequence. Harden was benched 1/10 (10%) on perimeter balls and 1/4 (25%) on long-range balls.

Semi-final series schedule

(3) Philadelphia 76ers 1 x 1 Boston Celtics (2)
Game 1: May 1 – Philadelphia 76ers 119 x 115 Boston Celtics
The second match: May 3 – Philadelphia 76ers 84 x 121 Boston Celtics
The third match: Friday – Boston Celtics 114 x 102 Philadelphia 76ers
Game Four: Sunday, May 7 at 4:30 PM in Philadelphia
Game 5: Tuesday, May 9, in Boston
* Game Six: Thursday, May 11 in Philadelphia
* Game seven: Sunday, May 14 in Boston
* If necessary

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