The 7-foot Embiid and the 6-foot-2 Rozier had to be separated after a spat late in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoff series that resulted in technical fouls assessed to both players. Boston's Jaylen Brown and coach Brad Stevens were whistled for technicals late in the third and the Sixers capitalized with two free throws and an Embiid dunk that had rapper Meek Mill standing. Boston will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference finals for the second straight year.
Game 7 (if necessary): Cleveland at Boston, Sunday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. Embiid then got the line for a 102-100 game with 4:08 on the clock and Saric rattled home a 3-pointer for a one-point lead with 3:25 to play. Simmons had 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and one block. The Sixers are trying to be the first. The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to stave off elimination and come one step closer to making history.
The 76ers edged out the Celtics by 18 points in McConnell's 39 minutes of playing time, giving the stouthearted point guard a team-best plus-38 plus-minus in this Eastern Conference Semifinals series.
Marcus Smart went from potential goat to hero very quickly for the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. Against the Heat, the Sixers hit about 36 percent of their 3-pointers (57 of 157) in the five games. It'll be interesting to see what adjustments the Celtics have for the diminutive one.
After Rozier inadvertently referred to Bledsoe as "Drew Bledsoe", the former New England Patriots quarterback, when speaking to the media, Bledsoe repeatedly insisted to reporters that he didn't know Rozier's name.
Here's a video of Embiid dejectedly leaving the TD Garden court.
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Last year, she returned to Team Belgium as musical director for 2017 entry City Lights by Blanche. SuRie graduated from The Royal Academy of Music and has classical roots in piano, voice and oboe.
The NBA's playoff pool for this season is $20 million, and here's a look at how much the four remaining teams have made so far in this postseason - along with a look at what they could get.
"It [stinks], but we got to learn from it and come back and do better", Embiid said. They'd get $3,993,173 if they reach The Finals and lose, $5,188,122 if they win the championship.
Other coaches to receive votes were Brett Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Nate McMillan, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder and Terry Stotts.
Down 111-109 with 15 seconds left, the Sixers worked the ball inside to star center Joel Embiid, but Aron Baynes defended him well, and he missed a contested layup. TIP-INS Celtics: G Shane Larkin left with a left shoulder injury in the first quarter. Philadelphia opened as a 1-point favorite, but Boston now is laying 1.5.
Boston had led by as many as 12 in the second half, but here were the defiant Sixers, seemingly poised to send the best-of-seven series back to South Philadelphia. Tatum and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are the only two National Basketball Association rookies with seven straight playoff games of at least 20 points since Julius Erving did it in 1972.