Depleted Joel Embiid immediately heads to locker room after final buzzer

Roman Schwartz
May 12, 2018

A Simmons basket put the 76ers up 105-102 when Smart got inside for a foul, one free throw and a one-point game with 2:13 on the clock.

Game 7 (if necessary): Cleveland at Boston, Sunday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. He came up with several clutch plays down the stretch, including a pivotal tip-in and assist as time was winding down in the fourth quarter.

The Celtics would go on to score the next six points, Jayson Tatum breaking a 109-109 tie on a cutting lay-up.

Embiid loves to chat during games, and he was doing it again Monday night against the Boston Celtics.

The Sixers ended up attempting only three three-pointers in the first quarter, making the one by McConnell. He tried to miss the second on goal but made it, but then sealed the win for Boston by picking off Ben Simmons' court-long pass.

"That's a Marcus Smart sequence".

But The Process, as it became known, allowed the Sixers to draft Joel Embiid (more on him in a bit), Ben Simmons (and more on him in a bit), and Markelle Fultz (I'm honestly not sure who that is because it's been four games and we still haven't seen this player on the court). He scored 25 points in Philadelphia's game four win and this must be a point of emphasis. "We weren't very good (in Game 4)".

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They move on thanks to Al Horford, the omnipresent veteran, and a flock of youngsters who refuse to wait on the future. LeBron had another playoff triple-double in this potential elimination game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Rozier didn't back down after the game.

With the Philadelphia 76ers' season on the line, head coach Brett Brown turned to backup point guard T.J. McConnell in the starting lineup over the scuffling Robert Covington to save the day.

After striking up a long-distance friendship with Drew Bledsoe during the Milwaukee series, Rozier finally met the former Patriots quarterback for real. Rozier knocked the ball out of his hands, off his leg and out of bounds with 10.8 seconds left. After the C's big man hit two straight buckets, he swiped the ball from Saric which started a 3-on-2 for Boston.

"We're pitbulls. It's a dog fight and we're going straight for the neck."

BC-BKN-76ers-Celtics, 154Celtics beat 76ers 114-112 in Game 5, advance to face CavsAP Photo MACK109, MACK105, MACK103, MACK111, MACK102, MACK101, MACK112, MACK106, MACK108, MACK107, MACK114Eds: APNewsNow. In 24 possessions against Morris, Saric scored 12 points on 5-6 shooting.

With such young teams, the Celtics and 76ers are going to have plenty more battles in the future. But after Philadelphia managed to force Wednesday night's Game 5 by staving off a sweep Monday night, we made a decision to take a look and see if any teams have come close to accomplishing the feat.

"One of the things that I've learned", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, "is that when you play a team four straight times or five straight times or six straight times or seven straight times, you are probably going to have some of that".

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