The Sixers-Celtics series so far has been a roller coaster of emotions. The Sixers took game 1 on the road without Joel Embiid, and we were riding high. But then with Embiid back, and even playing well, they lost games 2 and 3. Then they seemed to be outplaying the Celtics in most of game 4. But a late collapse forced the game to Overtime. Thanks to some heroics from James Harden, they gutted out a win to tie the series at 2-2. All leading into game 5, in Boston, tonight. The game starts tonight at 7:30 PM. You can listen to it right here on 97.5, and watch it on TNT.
So which Sixers team can we expect in this game? Will we see the game 1 Sixers that were able to keep up with Boston’s hot shooting and gut out a win? The ones that got blown out of the water the last time they played in Boston? Will this be a game where Embiid takes over after PJ Tucker ripped into him near the end of game 4? Which version of James Harden will show up?
There are a ton of questions for both sides heading into this game 5. Who will come out on top? Here are 5 numbers that could tell that story.