May 2, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The Game 1 of the Semifinals between the Celtics and the 76ers started. The first win of the Eastern Conference semifinals was bagged by the latter without Embiid having a final score of 119-115, leading the series 1-0.
The scores of the two sides in four quarters (76ers first): 31-38, 32-28, 24-21, 32-28
Sixers Player Stats: Harden 45 points and 6 assists, Maxey 26 points, Harris 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, Melton 17 points, Paul Reid 10 points and 13 rebounds
Celtics Player Stats: Tatum 39 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, Jaylen Brown 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, Horford 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, White 4 points and 3 assists, Smart 12 points and 7 assists, Brogdon 20 points, Robert Williams 6 points and 7 rebounds
At the beginning of the game, Harden took a mid-range shot and scored the opener. Then the scores of the two sides rose alternately. BK8 Harden felt hot and started the “Rocket” mode. At 7 minutes and 41 seconds, he scored his 12th point and helped the 76ers to 16-11 ahead of the opponent. But the Celtics quickly completed the overtake through Brown’s scoring. At this time, he had already scored his 14th point. People’s suppression is obvious, and Brogdon also scored 10 points in the first quarter, helping the Celtics end the first quarter with a 38-31 lead over the 76ers.
In the second quarter, Bet99 Maxey and Melton played a fast counterattack at the beginning to help the 76ers equalize the score. Then Tatum began to take over the game. At 5 minutes and 17 seconds, Tatum hit a three-pointer to get his 21st point, leading the 76ers 57-47. But then the Celtics began to fall into a scoring drought, and Harden led the team to rain points, narrowing the point difference to 63-66 at the end of the first half.
Changing sides to fight again, Tatum and Brown scored consecutively, but Harden and Maxey also responded with corresponding goals. However, at the end of the quarter, after Brogdon came on the field, he suppressed the depth of the 76ers’ lineup. With Tatum breaking through the buzzer and scoring, the two teams entered the decisive quarter with a tie of 87.
In the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored a wave and forced the 76ers to call an early timeout. At this time, Harden continued to take over the game, completing consecutive breakthroughs and shooting to narrow the point difference. Back from the timeout, 22Bet Tatum caused Harris to foul and made 2 free throws to overtake the score. Harden responded with a key three-pointer and overtook again, stopping the Celtics. Back from another timeout, Smart scored but a sudden Tatum error occured, and the 76ers finally defeated the Celtics 119-115 to win their first victory in the series.