Philadelphia and Boston. Two of the most historical cities in the nation. Both cities were key figures in the birth of our nation and the start of the Revolutionary War. But this weekend, they go to a different kind of war. One with significantly less bloodshed. Although Marcus Smart sure seems to be hungry for blood with how he is diving at people’s knees. No, this weekend two Boston franchises are in Philadelphia. The Celtics and The Red Sox.
The Celtics are of course in town for games 3 and 4 of their series with the Sixers. The series is currently knotted up 1-1. The Sixers shocked them in game 1 without the NBA MVP Joel Embiid. But then in game 2, even with Embiid back on the floor, the Celtics steamrolled them. But now the two trams are in Philly, and playing in the Wells Fargo Center. The floor the Sixers have lost just 5 games on in all of 2023. And they will be facing an Embiid with less rust and more time to heal.
At the same time, the Red Sox are also in town. The Phillies will be looking to break a 4-game snide that includes getting swept by the Dodgers in LA. But the good news is they also now have an MVP back on the field. Bryce Harper returned in games 2 and 3 of that Dodgers series. And while the Phillies lost both games, Harper managed to go 3-3 with a double, 2 walks, and 2 runs in the final game.
The action for both teams kicks off tonight. Sixers vs Celtics, Phillies vs Sixers, Ben Franklin vs John Adams, wooder vs wahda, and Cheesesteaks vs Clam Chowder. Boston already had to watch the Bruins choke in the playoffs after their historic regular season. Let’s give them something else to cry about.