May 4, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The 2022-2023 NBA season semifinals continued, and the Celtics sat at home to usher in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. BK8 Embiid returned from his knee injury, but only played 26 minutes and 37 seconds, and made 4 of 9 shots. At the end of the game, the Celtics beat the 76ers 121-87, tying the series to 1-1.
Specific scores: 22-28, 27-29, 16-35, 22-29 (the Celtics are behind).
Sixers Player Stats: Joel Embiid 15 points, 3 rebounds and 5 blocks, Tucker 5 points and 4 rebounds, Tobias Harris 16 points and 7 rebounds, Maxey 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, McDaniels 3 points, Niang 3 points, Paul Reed 6 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists, and Melton 4 points and 2 assists.
Celtics Player Stats: Tatum 7 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, Horford 5 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks, Smart 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, Derek White 15 points, Jaylen Brown 25 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, Grant Williams 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, Robert Williams 2 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks, Brogdon 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
In this campaign, Embiid returned after recuperating from a knee injury. At the beginning of the first quarter, Harris made a jumper while Maxey hit a three-pointer. For the Celtics, Bet99 Jaylen Brown hit the net with a three-pointer, scoring for the home team. After that, the two sides fell into a long tug-of-war. Embiid activated his personal attack account with a free throw, while Harden scored with a step-back jumper. However, in terms of offensive fluency, the 76ers are obviously not as good as in Game 1. After the single quarter, the Celtics temporarily led 28-22.
In the second quarter, the Celtics continued to attack the Philadelphia’s possession. At 9 minutes and 55 seconds in this quarter, Brogdon made 2 of 2 free throws for fouls, and the point difference was widened to double digits. Since then, Philadelphia’s offense has not improved. Harden, who was in a brave state on the court, felt cold in this campaign. Smart made a layup and scored in double figures. White’s three-pointer also gave the team fire support. Embiid dunked successfully and scored 13 points in the half. In addition, he sent 5 blocks in two quarters, creating a record in the history of the Philadelphia team. After halftime, the Sixers continued to fall behind 49-57.
Changing sides to fight again, the Celtics’ offensive has not weakened at all. On the other hand, in Philadelphia, Embiid and Harden are completely silent. In the latter part of the quarter, the two supporting roles of White and Brogdon stood up and each hit three-pointers respectively. The Celtics once again set off an offensive frenzy, and the point difference was widened to more than 20 points and the third quarter ended with Celtics on top at 92-65 scores.
At the end of the final quarter, Celtics’ substitute players continued to step up and hit unbelievable shots. The point difference broke through the 30 mark, and the suspense was completely killed. Since then, Philadelphia has not allowed Harden 22Bet, Embiid and other core players to appear on the stage, and announced their surrender in advance. In the end, after the game was over, the Celtics beat the 76ers 121-87, tying the series to 1-1.