The Sixers went up to Boston last night and crushed the Sixers in game 5. A double-digit win, on the Celtics floor, despite being 7.5-point underdogs. Meaning they now come back to Philly tomorrow night, needing just one more win to seal the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. And to discuss last night’s win, the rest of the series, and what could happen tomorrow night. Kenny Smith from Inside the NBA on TNT joined The Anthony Gargano Show.
One of the things Anthony asked Kenny Smith was about the maturation process of Joel Embiid.
“The recognition is the last part of the work. He has been putting in this work for years. The recognition came from the MVP award. Even when you are second, which is what he has been, I forgot he was second. Joker won. 20 years from now they won’t remember that Joel Embiid was second. I have no idea who was 2nd to Kevin Durant when he won. The recognition brings calmness to your game. We saw last night, there was a calmness in the fire.”
And Anthony also asked Kenny Smith about how he is feeling about the Sixers-Celtics series after the Sixers went up 3-2.
“The only thing that you have to be worried about… the Boston Celtics were in this same spot last year against the Bucks. Down 3-2. Had to go on the road, win that game, and then come back and win game 7. They did that. There is some experience on how to act. they have been there before. So they won’t be worried about the situation. You have to beat the,. So I would still be worried if I were Philly, because of that.”