Friday, 22 June, 2018

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 5/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Celtics Brad Stevens praises counterpart with Sixers Brett Brown Celtics Brad Stevens praises counterpart with Sixers Brett Brown
Domingo Copeland | 02 May, 2018, 01:50

It wasn't one of the better performances by Ben Simmons, who scored 18 points with seven rebounds and six assists, but he turned the ball over seven times.

As well as the young pair, veteran Al Horford was huge on the night as he posted 26 points on a hugely efficient 10-of-12 from the field, as well as adding seven rebounds and four steals. Embiid finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Celtics were 17-for-35 (48%).

Boston is now undefeated in five games at home this postseason and they'll look to keep that unbeaten record intact and take a 2-0 lead to Philadelphia by winning game two on Thursday night.

Simmons, who was drafted two years ago but missed all of last season through injury, has been the centre of a fierce debate about his rookie status - and whether he deserves to be named rookie of the year ahead of Utah's Donovan Mitchell, who was drafted this year.

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"But I would say one thing". His favourite part? That aforementioned 1984 fight, with "Dr. J and Larry Bird holding each other's necks", Embiid said. I think when everybody's on, we're the best defensive team in the game. "I'm such a fan of LeBron because he can do whatever he wants on a basketball court but I don't know". He had 10 points and six assists in the first quarter and was seven for nine from 3-point range overall, overshadowing the lottery picks accumulated by Philadelphia.

The young swingman also lobbied to play in Game One, according to the report, which states that Brown attempted to convince Boston's medical staff that he was fit to play in the hours leading up to Monday's game. Redick is an above average defender, but he's more suited to guard players his own size, which is why Brown will likely adjust by moving him onto Smart.

Injuries have plagued this elite team all season, but it has never really seemed to bother them. We need you to be healthy and to feel good'.

Interestingly, Charles Barkley was a member of the Sixers when he accomplished that feat back in 1986 - a good eight years before Embiid himself was even born.

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics had to battle their way through a tough seven-game series against the Bucks before taking on the 76ers on a short turnaround and they couldn't be happier as they drew first blood in the series.

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