Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics: Preview & Picks 5/14/2023

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics: Preview & Picks 5/14/2023

May 12, 2023



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The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics will face off in an Eastern Conference Semifinal game on Thursday. Joel Embiid and company appear to have the talent to eventually go to the Eastern Conference Finals after struggling to understand Boston during the regular season. Will that occur in this game, or will Boston tie the series and demand a decisive game?


Tyrese Maxey is a playmaker in the backcourt who is incredibly talented and self-assured. Maxey is a pure jumper and also possesses deft, quick handling. As a scorer or facilitator in the pick-and-roll, the Kentucky product excels. In the postseason, Maxey averages 20.3 points, five rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game. He contributed 30 points, seven rebounds, and six 3-pointers to the victory in Game 5.


This team now has another capable scorer in Tobias Harris. Harris’ ability to make shots from all three levels can lead to mismatches. In the postseason, the Tennessee native is averaging 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and converting 42% of his 3-point tries.


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Meanwhile, Malcolm Brogdon plays the game from the bench at a relaxed tempo. Brogdon is skilled enough to design his own shot and has excellent court vision. The Virginia player, who is averaging 14.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game in the postseason, is also a proactive and astute defender. In three of his five games, including Game 2 when Brogdon had 23 points and six rebounds, he has scored at least 19 points.


Talking about great players, Marcus Smart is a superb and courageous defender who constantly puts out his best effort. The Oklahoma State product consistently tries to involve his teammates while successfully attacking the basket. In the postseason, Smart averages 16.1 points, five assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He scored 21 points, handed out seven assists, and made four 3-pointers in Game 5.


Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Game Information


  • Date: 05/14/2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM ET
  • Location: TD Garden.
  • How to Watch 76ers vs Celtics: TNT
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


76ers vs Celtics Betting Lines


Celtics are -275 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $36.36. On the other side, 76ers are +225 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $225.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 73.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile 76ers have 30.77% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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