WHAT. A. GAME.
There is a good chance that you have a new heart condition after watching that game. The Sixers came out aggressive and attacked Boston on both ends of the floor. They got Boston into early foul trouble and had Jayson Tatum struggling from the floor. Meanwhile Joel Embiid and James Harden were DIALED IN.
Fresh off of his MVP award presentation, Embiid looked the part. Hitting turn around jumpers, fade away shots, and making his way to the line with unguardable moves. Harden looked like game 1 Harden. Hitting threes, driving the lane, and facilitating. It was fun to watch.
At one point the Sixers were up by 16 on the Celtics and looked like they had their proverbial foot on the Celtics throat. But a 9 point lead in the 4th quarter went away in shocking fashion. The Sixers went cold at a bad time and the Celtics took advantage of it. It found the team down 5 with about 2 minutes to go. PJ Tucker turned into “ThreeJay Tucker” after hitting a put back, and 1. A James Harden floater tied it to send it to overtime. And in OT “the beard” took over.
It was a heat palpitating victory but it was also one that had faults. This isnt to be negative, just stuff that the Sixers NEED to clean up for game 5. The Sixers now find themselves in a 3 games series with Boston holding home court advantage. But in order to FINALLY get out of the second round, here are 6 things that just CANT happen on Tuesday night. (A game that can be heard right here on 97.5 the Fanatic!)