The 76ers rode The Process back into the playoffs for the first time since 2012, winning w20 out of 21 games before Boston beat them three straight times to open the conference semifinals. After the Sixers forced a Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, many Sixers fans who gathered to watch at South Philadelphia's Xfinity Live!
"Obviously guys have been going down all year". His leadership on and off the court was huge for the young talent and although many view his deal to be a bit steep (I do too), the signing was mostly a success for Bryan Colangelo and the Sixers.
"When you get here, you're flattered by the thought of the Boston Celtics", coach Brad Stevens said. It's OK if they don't make it [to the Finals].
Embiid loves to chat during games, and he was doing it again Monday night against the Boston Celtics. However, the full-court inbounds pass went into the left corner and was intercepted by Smart, sealing the win for Boston.
The veteran guard scored 14 points (highlighted by a 8-for-13 mark at the free throw line) with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and a team-high plus-10 rating.
Coach Brett Brown told reporters in Boston on Wednesday morning that he hopes his team is calm - a real worry for a young group like this, with arguably the team's four best players (Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric and Robert Covington) all in their first postseason.
Breanna Cash, 25, shows her hair dyed in Philadelphia Sixers colors while watching the Sixers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the National Basketball Association playoffs in South Philadelphia May 9. We had a couple unfortunate bounces of the ball during the game.
Morris' trey matched the Celtics' biggest lead of six at 38-32 with 4:30 to play in the second quarter.
It was a frantic game five, with the lead changing multiple times in the final quarter and Baynes and fellow Australian Simmons going head-to-head in battles around the basket.
McConnell finished the night shooting 9 of 12 from the field with 5 assists and 7 rebounds in 39 minutes.
Rozier said of Boston being down by four late, "It was tough, but that's been our season". We committed a lot of mistakes; we've got to learn from it.
Philadelphia led 47-43 at halftime. "I was thinking about it, just looking at (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook), what they did their first season together". "We treated it as such". "We're going to be fine".
"We've got a bright future". The Celtics are 1-4 on the road in the playoffs. I respect, very much, this organization. Could they win one game? "They're not getting 'play a little bit as a rookie and the next year play a little bit more.' It's like 'you're all playing a lot and let's figure it out on the fly'".
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