Boston Celtics to take lead

Boston Celtics to take lead

Boston Celtics is aiming to take the lead with their semi-finals series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Currently, the series is tied, with the two teams winning two matches apiece, but both are hungry to lead this series. The Game 4 between the Celtics and the 76ers ended in a narrow 116-115 win for the 76ers. Their previous match even went into overtime, despite the Celtics out playing the 76ers. It was James Harden who led the 76ers during that match, doing the works for his squad. On the other hand, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics, scoring 25 points on that disappointing loss. Nonetheless, both teams will aim to get the lead in this series, to bring them closer to the conference Finals. This meeting will be on May 10, 2023, at 7:30 AM (GMT+8), as the Celtics host the 76ers.

Boston Celtics

NBA: Boston Celtics
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The Celtics had an unfortunate 116-115 loss against the 76ers during their Game 4, which disappointed a lot of their fans. It was a surprising loss actually, as the Celtics were able to outplay the 76ers especially during the second half. In fact, the Celtics came back from a second half deficit, taking the lead. It is just unfortunate that during the last possession, the Celtics were not able to get a shot off. The Celtics could have had their chances to make it a 3-1 lead, if they had not collapsed during the crunch time. As expected, it was Jayson Tatum who led the Celtics, scoring 25 points. He played well during that match, being an all-around player, with the absence of Jaylen Brown’s production. Brown, who had played well in the first half, failed to make an impact during the second half. Despite his second half, he is still one of the lead scorers for the Celtics with 23 points.

Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown continues to be the lead scorers for the Celtics with 26 and 25.4 points per game respectively. Marcus Smart on the other hand is also chipping in for the Celtics, scoring 16.3 points per game. Danilo Gallinari on the other hand remains to be unavailable in this match. There are no updates yet when will he return from his knee injury, that ruled him out since the start of the season.

Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers
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The 76ers leaned on James Harden to win the Game 4 of their series against the Celtics, especially during the final possession. It was a hard-fought win for the 76ers, as the second half of that match was taken over by Celtics. A game-winning three pointer by James Harden secured the win for the 76ers. They are fortunate that Harden’s shot was successful, or else, they will be in a do-or-die situation here. According to Harden, they just want to win their Game 4 match, as they consider it as their do-or-die match. Harden scored 45 points for the 76ers, leading his team to victory. This season’s MVP, Joel Embiid had his struggles in this series due to his injury. He was out in Game 1, and while he played during Games 2 and 3, he was not able to produce his usual numbers. Fortunately, during the Game 4, he seems to be back to his regular season self. He scored 34 points and 13 rebounds, which is a good sign for the 76ers.

Joel Embiid, and James Harden are both expected to do wonders for the 76ers, as they are their team’s leading scorers. Embiid is with 23.2 points per game, while Harden chips in 23 points per game. Tyrese Maxey also provide numbers for the 76ers, having 19.1 points per game.


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