May 6, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The NBA Eastern Conference semifinals continued to be fought fiercely. The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-102 in an away game, leading the way in the series with a total score of 2-1. BK8 Tatum and Brown scored 50 points together, while Embiid, who won the MVP trophy at home, scored 30 points and 13 rebounds in vain. Harden felt cold and only made 3 of 14 shots.

Four-quarter score (Celtics first): 28-29, 29-21, 31-27, 26-25.

Celtics Player Stats: Brown 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Tatum 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, Horford 17 points and 7 rebounds, White 13 points and 6 rebounds, Smart 15 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists, Brogdon 15 Points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists, Lowe 4 points and 5 rebounds.

Sixers Player Stats: Harris 7 points and 4 rebounds, Tucker 9 points, Embiid 30 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists, Maxi 13 points and 6 rebounds, Harden 16 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists, Melton 14 points and 8 rebounds, Niang 10 points.

Before the game, Philadelphia center Embiid received the regular season most valuable player trophy. As soon as the game started, MVP Embiid made the first goal, but the Celtics obviously felt hotter. Smart, Tatum, and White made 4 consecutive three-pointers. Harden hit the 76ers’ first three-pointer, and Tatum contributed 10 of the team’s first 16 points. When the Celtics entered the rotation, the 76ers took the opportunity to play an 11-0 attack wave and successfully overtake the score 29-28, ending the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Harris and Smart both scored 4 points in a row. Bet99 Harden made 3 free throws after causing a three-point foul when he singled Smart. Since then, the 76ers have made 5 consecutive shots on the offensive end. Smart responded with 3 points, Tatum hit the inside line for a layup, and the Celtics responded with an 8-0 spurt to regain the lead. Horford made a three-pointer at the buzzer, and the Celtics led by 7 points 57-50 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Maxey scored two consecutive three-pointers in the opening, Horford responded with 3 points, Tatum and Brown scored 7 points in a row to stabilize the situation. Embiid hit his first three-pointer, and he led the 76ers to a 9-3 spurt to narrow the point difference to 5 points. Tatum rushed into the auditorium during the fight and felt discomfort in his calf for a while, and was replaced afterwards,and the 76ers chased the score to 72-74. At the critical moment, Horford stopped the bleeding with a 3-pointer, Brown singled out Harden 2+1, After the timeout, the 76ers missed consecutive shots. The substitute Brogdon scored another 3 points, and the point difference returned to more than 10 points. After three quarters, the 76ers trailed 77-88.

In the last quarter, the role player Niang scored 7 points in a row, Tatum and Smart hit successively, and the Celtics always led by 10 points. Embiid returned to the court with 7 minutes left. He and Harden relied on their personal abilities to hit singles, and Horford quickly used a three-pointer to stop the 76ers. With 3 minutes left, 22Bet Tatum turned on the superstar mode. He hit 3 points and scored 7 points in a row, bringing the point difference back to 10 points and killing the suspense of the game. In the end, the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-102, taking a 2-1 lead in the series.

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