The Celtics will play Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. "They are an A+ to me, and they are versatile in a way that we haven't experienced this year".
"When you get here, you're flattered by the thought of the Boston Celtics", coach Brad Stevens said. "They're tough. They fit Boston".
Up 3-1 in the series, the Celtics should feel good heading into Game 5, but that by no means guarantees a victory. Boston's Terry Rozier made two free throws with 9.8 seconds on the clock to make it 113-109, but a JJ Redick 3-pointer with 3.8 ticks left had the 76ers back within a point.
"We know (Game 5) is going to be a physical game", Simmons said. We had a couple unfortunate bounces of the ball during the game.
Major League Baseball officially announces next year's Yankees-Red Sox series in London
The London Stadium will have a 55,000 capacity for the games but Henry believes Londoners will struggle to secure tickets. Two of the most recognizable teams are once again two of the best.
Side Note: By this point, four C's player already had 11-plus points. I'm not one that was ever taught to play with our food, so when it comes down to it, we gotta finish it. The 21-year-old wing provided a major offensive spark, tallying 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field to help lead Boston to a 114-112, series-clinching win.
Game 1 set the tone for what was to come for the Sixers. The Celtics blew a 12-point second-half lead then overcame a four-point deficit with a minute and a half left. The same magician spent a night with the Sixers during a road trip last season. We committed a lot of mistakes [in the series]. They got one. We did what we were supposed to do.
Embiid had an opportunity to tie it after Tatum's layup but was guarded closely and missed the shot.
Boston led 61-52 at halftime.
The 76ers entered the playoffs with a 16-game winning streak and high expectations, but the Celtics shook off injuries to players including Australian-born All-Star Kyrie Irving to win the first three games and then close it out on their home court.
After fighting through a seven-game series against the Indiana Pacers in round one and sweeping the Toronto Raptors out of the Eastern Conference Semifinals just as they did in 2017, the Cavaliers will compete against the Boston Celtics in the East Finals for the second consecutive season.