The Hawks did us all a favor. They beat the Celtics in game 5, in Boston. Meaning not only do the Celtics have to play another game, but the start of the Sixers’ round 2 series got pushed back. It was looking like the Celtics would take it. They led by 12 with about 5 minutes left. But then Trae Young took over, scoring 14 points in under 5 minutes, including the game-winning 3 from 30 feet to take the lead and give the Hawks a win.
TRAE YOUNG FROM THE LOGO. HAWKS TAKE LEAD 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/04t1qhiImy— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 26, 2023
If the Celtics had finished the series, the series would have started on Saturday. Instead, they choked what should have been a win at home away. Now? Sixers vs Celtics, or vs the Hawks if they keep winning, won’t start until Monday. Another couple of days the Sixers get to rest. More time for Joel Embiid to heal his injured knee. And for the rest of us, we now get a Saturday without the stress of a game vs the Celtics.
Not that we aren’t looking forward to that series. But it will not be one that is good for our blood pressure. Having one more Saturday, where we can just enjoy ourselves and not be nervous about how the series will go, is probably what is best for all of our mental health.
So what can we do this Saturday instead of getting mentally prepared to watch a game vs the Celtics? Luckily, this weekend is jam-packed with other things for us to enjoy. Playoff Hockey, playoff Basketball, Phillies games, the Draft, and more. Boston fans have to keep stressing about a Round 1 series. Philly fans? We get to enjoy this weekend stress-free.