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Embiid dominates, 76ers crush Celtics away from home in NBA semifinals

ESPN.com.brMay 9, 2023, 23:05Reading: two minutes.

Eastern Conference tiebreaker night NBA. Playing away from home this Tuesday (9), Philadelphia Seventy Sixers strained back Boston Celtics to TD Garden and won 115-103.

With the victory, the Sixers open 3 to 2 in the series and head into Game 6 in Philadelphia.

With a guaranteed premiere supremacy, with Joel Embiid, the 76ers tried to take any pressure off Celtics fans at the TD Garden.

After going 33 to 26 in the first quarter, the visitors held the distance in the second half, with a 58 to 49 lead on the scoreboard.

Even before the break, four Sixers players had already reached double figures on the court, including Joel Embiid, who led the team with 21 points in the first half.

Joel Embiid in a game against the Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA PlayoffsGetty Images

Heading back into the second half, the MVP continued to lead the Philadelphia franchise, which already had a double-double from Tobias Harris. With a 16-point lead, the 76ers were destined to win in the third quarter.

In the final stretch, even exploiting turnovers, the Sixers managed to hold back the homers’ reaction packed by Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid, who secured the win and the advantage in the series.

statistics:

  • Joel Embiid: 33 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists;

  • Therese Maxi: 30 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists;

  • Jason Tatum: 36 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists;

  • Jaylen Brown: 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists;

Next match:

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics face each other again on Thursday (11), starting at 8:30 p.m. (Brasilia time), for the sixth game of the series, this time in Philadelphia.