It's a win for the young Sixers or you're done in Boston on Wednesday night. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
The Boston Celtics have the chance to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers on their home court tonight. Can the Sixers prevent the elimination again? We will do live analysis during the game and participate in the discussions in the comments. Get the games here on Tuesday night.
Timetable and results | Read foreplay | The first quarter of Match 5 between the Sixers and Celtics in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference was a close, competitive affair – as was most often the case in this series.
In 12 minutes, the Celtics have been at the top by one point, 25-24, in a game in which the teams have traded the lead back and forth.
Once again, TJ McConnell made a good start, scoring all three shots and scoring seven points to play with a rebound, an assist and two steals as he continues to have a big impact on the Sixers as a starter Has. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each have six points to lead Boston.
A little early to note: Philadelphia already has five turnovers. One big reason why the Sixers succeeded in Game 4 was that they managed to take care of the ball, which is not usually the case. You have to come back to it.
Before Ben Simmons went to the bench, he had already taken six points, four rebounds and an assist and had gone three for four from the field.
How? By being aggressive and attacking the edge, as these highlights show.
Philadelphia is a very different team when Simmons is so aggressive – which he did not earlier in this series. If he can continue to make such games, the Sixers will at least have a chance to make that interesting.
T he's facing early fouling problems in Boston when Ben Simmons quickly struck two and went to the bench with more than three minutes to go in the first quarter.
Given how well Philadelphia has been playing with TJ McConnell on the court, it could be something the Sixers will be able to weather in a way they would not have expected in the playoffs. But it's still not ideal.
The 76ers began to retire to the semifinals of the Eastern Conference by changing their lineup in Game 4 and T.J. McConnell in the starting lineup for Robert Covington. Philadelphia held the game in Boston for the fifth game.
Brad Stevens then decided to switch his starting team before Game 5 for the first time in this series.
Jaylen Brown, who contracted a thigh injury In Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks and continued Game 1 of this series, returned to the five start Wednesday and sent Marcus Smart to the bench. This is partly because, with Shane Larkin, Smart can play behind the starter Terry Rozier more backup point guard.
But some of them will also help to get more shots and points on the ground) and more size. But even in Game 5, Philadelphia is still the game-defining team.
The goal for the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night is simple.
Three six-to-one tournaments in In their best-of-seven series with the Boston Celtics, the Sixers must again win the season alive. Unlike most teams in this situation, Philadelphia has the ability to go through with it. Games 2 and 3 of this series were both Toss-Ups, which benefited Boston, and the Sixers looked like another team in Game 4.
Coach Brett Brown told reporters Wednesday in Boston he hopes his team is calm – a real concern for a young group like this, with probably the four best players on the team (Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric and Robert Covington) in their first postseason.
"I do not want to be too high a degree of fear," said Brown. "I do not think that helps when someone thinks or plays.
" I feel like we have a game board that we trust, we have a rotation we believe in, and they have the spirit, to move this thing
"We want to go back to Philadelphia."
If we do this on Friday night for Game 6, the Sixers must do something no team has done yet: beat the Celtics in Boston. The Celtics are now 5 in 5 in home games in these playoffs. If that does not change, the Sixers season will be over in a few hours.
- Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics, 8 pm, TNT (Celtics Lead Series 3-1)
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