Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers: Preview & Analysis 05/11/2023

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers: Preview & Analysis 05/11/2023

May 11, 2023

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The Philadelphia 76ers showcased an exceptional performance, particularly against the Celtics, as they secured a remarkable 115-103 victory in the fifth game of their second-round NBA playoff series. With a 3-2 lead, the Sixers now have a prime opportunity to eliminate the Celtics in the upcoming sixth game, which is scheduled to take place at their home arena on Thursday. The game is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Celtics faced early challenges in the crucial fifth game, while the Sixers displayed remarkable determination and quickly established a lead that they maintained throughout the match. The Celtics’ performance fell short, shooting only 39.8% from the field and being outrebounded by a margin of 49-36. Despite Jayson Tatum’s impressive contributions of 36 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists, his shooting percentage was only 11 for 27.

Jaylen Brown contributed 24 points, shooting 9 of 16 from the field, and secured 6 rebounds. However, they received limited support from their teammates. Marcus Smart was the only other Celtic to reach double figures with 14 points. Al Horford had a disappointing game, failing to score any points in 25 minutes, while Derrick White, who has struggled throughout the series, managed to contribute only 7 points in 33 minutes.
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On Tuesday night in Boston, the Philadelphia 76ers arrived well-prepared and determined. They fully understood the importance of the game, knowing they have only one remaining home game, and their focus and determination were evident. They quickly gained an early lead and held onto it, ultimately securing a comfortable 115-103 victory that left the Celtics crowd astonished. The final score doesn’t truly reflect the margin of the game, as Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla decided to rest key players, providing playing time to the bench, resulting in some late points for the Celtics.

Joel Embiid delivered a dominant performance, accumulating 33 points and 7 rebounds. However, it was Tyrese Maxey who emerged as the standout player of the game, making crucial shots in the second half and finishing with an impressive 30 points. James Harden contributed 17 points and 10 assists, while Tobias Harris recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds. One significant advantage for the Sixers was their dominance on the boards, outrebounding the Celtics by a margin of 49-36 and shooting an impressive 51% from the field.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Game Information

  • Date: 05/11/2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM ET
  • Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA.
  • How to Watch Celtics vs 76ers : TNT
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Celtics vs 76ers Betting Lines

Celtics are -140 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71. On the other side, 76ers are +120 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 58.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile 76ers have 45.45% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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