Philadelphia 76ers to face off with Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Semifinals

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Celtics: It was the first time that Boston has had three players score 25 or more points in a playoff game since Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo in 2009.

In the regular season, the Miami Heat were one of the slowest teams in the National Basketball Association, averaging 97.75 possessions per game, 26th in the league.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics turn back the clock when they face each other in the Eastern Conference semifinals that begin in Boston Monday night.

The Sixers temporarily lost their home-court advantage when they dropped Game 2 to the Heat. In those four victories, Rozier averaged 22 points and made 14-of-28 from 3-point land. It's a staggering contrast, for sure.

Joel Embiid's mask may make him look like some kind of superhero, but the Philadelphia 76ers star looks forward to the day when he can play without it. He matched his playoff career high with 26 points on 13-of-17 shooting in Game 7, and averaged a team-high 18.1 points and 8.7 rebounds for the series. "He's been great all year. But I hope we sweep them".

Celtics' Shane Larkin, $1,600: Larkin saw some more minutes in Game 7 against the Bucks due to the injury to Jaylen Brown. But Terry said he has affected the team off the court with his leadership. Boston will need him even better vs Philadelphia. The Celtics are without injured star guard Kyrie Irving.

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And now that his season is over, Bledsoe has all summer to learn who Terry Rozier is.

At the post-game press conference, this Philboxing.com contributor posed a query for Rozier on what he expects for the Philadelphia series.

"That was special. That was dope", Rozier said with a huge smile. Bledsoe got off to a pretty decent start but found himself on the bench early in the second quarter after picking up his third foul.

"You have two guys that want to win, two chippy guys, two short point guards".

During the regular season, the Sixers (43.4%) and Celtics (43.9%) had the two lowest defensive field goal percentages in the league. "These are the type of moments I live for, so I'm excited", Embiid said. "And I think that's what's unique about our team". "That's just another thing". As long as Embiid can stay healthy, they are a serious threat to win the East and are rightfully favored to win this series over the Celtics. J.J. Redick, who averaged 20 points per game against Miami, epitomizes this, but in that first series Dario Saric and Marco Belinelli each averaged 16.6 points per game. "They're a bear to play against". Boston led by 6 after the first quarter and kept the resilient 76ers from taking the lead. "Not really what we set out to do", guard Malcolm Brogdon said Sunday (Monday, Manila time) as players had exit interviews with coach Joe Prunty at the team's downtown training facility and packed up for the offseason.

For comparison's sake, OddsShark revealed that the Celtics were -170 favorites over the Bucks in the first round, who held odds of +150.

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