The Philadelphia 76ers simply would not go away. He chucked it against the rim; it went in.
James is No. 2 on the all-time list with 346 playoff 3-pointers.
"That's a Marcus Smart sequence". Smart came off the bench. Dario Saric and Embiid poured in 27 apiece, and even playing inconsistently again, Ben Simmons contributed 18 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Game 1 is Sunday in Boston. Joel Embiid answered quickly and the Celtics had a shot-clock violation.
Boston's Al Horford, who has scored in double figures in each of the Celtics' 11 games this postseason (with five double-doubles), said more aggression is expected from a team in the Sixers' predicament. Although they haven't been beating up on Philly all that badly, you have to account for the fact that the Celts are without two of their biggest stars. "Because none of the good ones are reachable".
"The Process is never going to end", Embiid said.
This is a team that is built to be a force in the eastern conference now and for the future but they still need to get through the King of the east, which is something nobody has been able to do for the past several seasons. We got to learn from it. "Next year, that's our goal".
Jayson Tatum finished with 25 points and four assists. "There's not a coach in the world that wouldn't want everybody available", Stevens said. "He's made for these moments".
"The more offensive rebounds they get the more opportunities they get to score", he said, "and the more susceptible you are to fouling". It was Rozier's first turnover in the fourth quarter of the playoffs.
Here's a video of Embiid dejectedly leaving the TD Garden court. The Boston Celtics have won seven straight home games.
So far, the much less experienced Stevens is outcoaching the Sixers' Brown. Fizdale went 50-51 as coach of the Grizzlies. They have just one road win in five tries as their scoring (94.6) and shooting (41.1 FG%, 30.8%) have fallen off dramatically. "He's got guts. He's a competitive guy".
Other coaches to receive votes were Brett Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Nate McMillan, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder and Terry Stotts.
Houston's James Harden seems like the probable victor of the NBA's MVP award this season, with the only other realistic candidate for top honors probably LeBron James. Rozier was fouled and hit a pair of free throws to push Boston's lead to 113-109, but J.J. Redick drained a three for Philadelphia to make it a 113-112 game with 3.8 seconds left. Embiid is 0-8 on game-tying or go-ahead shots in the final minute this season, according to ESPN.
The fans helped them rally and tie up Game 3 in the final seconds of regulation time only to see Boston hold on in OT after blowing an early 10-point lead. Philadelphia opened as a 1-point favorite, but Boston now is laying 1.5.
Tatum is the second rookie this post-season to notch seven straight 20-plus point playoff games.