May 10, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics continued. The home team defeated the visitors 115-103, taking the 3-2 advantage in the series. BK8 Embiid, Harden and Tatum each contributed very well for their respective teams.
Scores of the four quarters (Celtics behind): 33-26, 25-23, 30-23, 27-31.
Sixers Player Stats: Embiid 33 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks, Maxey 30 points and 7 rebounds and 3 assists, Harden 17 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds, Harris 16 points and 11 rebounds, House 10 points and 5 rebounds, Melton 4 points and 4 rebounds, Tucker 3 points and 7 rebounds.
Celtics Player Stats: Tatum 36 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, Jaylen Brown 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Smart 14 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds, Pritchard 8 points, White 7 points and 5 rebounds, Brogdon had 7 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
Bet99 Smart, who missed two three-pointers in the last game, hit two three-pointers at the beginning. Embiid made a long-range three-pointer first, and then singled Brown 2+1. After the steal, Harden assisted Harris for a dunk. Maxey hit a 3-pointer, and the 76ers in the away game played a wave of 10-3 attacks to overtake the score. Brown, hit the inside twice and scored, contributed 9 points in the first quarter. However, Maxey of the 76ers felt hot, made his third three-pointer and contributed 11 points in a single quarter. The 76ers led the Celtics 33-26 in the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Harden made his first three-pointer, scored 5 points in a row and surpassed Chamberlain in his career in the playoffs. He led the team to a 7-0 spurt to expand the difference to 10 points. Substitute Brogdon hit the Celtics’ first goal in this quarter. Tatum finally made a floater on his seventh shot, and he narrowed the point difference to 5 points. At halftime, the Celtics trailed 49-58.
In the third quarter, the 76ers are more blooming. In addition to Harden’s three points, Embiid made a mid-range shot, while Harris made a long-range 3-pointer, and the point difference returned to more than 10 points. Tatum scored 5 points in a row and had given up everything, but Brown received the fourth foul and was replaced, while Harden made another three-point foul. At most, the 76ers had led by 19 points. Although Tatum scored 16 points in a single quarter, the 76ers led 88-72 after three quarters.
In the last quarter, the Celtics played a 9-4 spurt to continue the suspense. 22Bet Embiid hit a 3-pointer, Harden assisted House to score, and the 76ers’ dual-core team responded with waves of 7-2 spurts, and the point difference widened to 19 points again. Brown just hit a three-pointer. After Tucker and Maxey hit three points, the 76ers had a 21-point lead, which completely killed the suspense. In the end, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics 115-103 and have the 3-2 advantage in the series.