Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Boston Celtics top 5 players against Philadelphia 76ers

Boston Celtics top 5 players against Philadelphia 76ers

Just like 2018, Boston had home court advantage.

Yet Boston fought on, even with the Cavs and Philadelphia 76ers lurking behind them in the standings. They have no interest in using adversity as a crutch. These aspects will not only serve the Celtics now, but will help strengthen them for future seasons.

Ben Simmons (25) of Philadelphia in action against Al Horford (42) of Boston Celtics during the National Basketball Association game between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers at the O2 Arena in London, England on January 11, 2018. So, the Cavs have more wins, but Celtics have more series wins.

Cleveland's star is trying to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive season - something only four other players have done, and they were all Boston Celtics.

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled to tipoff at 3:30pm ET this Sunday, 5/13, at the TD Garden in Boston.

"Just the history, you look up in the rafters and you see all the greats that has either played there or the previous arena they played in", he said.

"So we'll just continue to prove people wrong and have fun while we're doing it". "It's not just this year".

Meanwhile, All-Star big man Al Horford has been the leader and has upped his production significantly across the board compared to what it was during the regular season. With as much respect as we have for IN, obviously, they took us to seven, I think defensively Boston is elite.

"I want to win".

There are a couple of other obvious differences in this meeting with Cleveland than past years.

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The Celtics doubters have been stubborn.

To the surprise of no one in a Celtics uniform, it was Smart.

However, things are a lot different on the court for the four-time MVP victor when he is marked by one certain Celtics star, and it will be interesting to see if Boston's head coach Brad Stevens utilizes him in this way.

The disrespect has been everywhere, and the Celtics have feasted on it. There are serious questions ahead about who will team with Embiid and Simmons to form a championship core - and plenty of room to grow for both franchise stars.

"I don't think that I would ever define anybody in the coaching or playing shoes probably as comfortable", he said.

Though oddsmakers view the Cavs as pretty heavy favorites to beat the Celtics, oddsmakers don't give Cleveland all that much of a shot at winning its second title in four years. The Cavs have swept the Raptors in back-to-back seasons and eliminated them for the third season in a row. James is now playing in another stratosphere than any other player in the playoffs. Game 3, Embiid, Redick Simmons were not on the same page and had some crucial turnovers in the final seconds of regulation Simmons had an offensive rebound with 19 seconds left in overtime and instead of preserving a 1 point lead and pulling back out to make the Celtics foul, he tried a putback floater and missed it, leading to the Celtics drawing up the play to get the go-ahead bucket. Korver, Love and Smith's open looks need to fall, and the Cavaliers bench needs to pick up the slack. The Sixers have USD70 in committed salary next year, leaving them with about USD31 million to play with this summer to make a run at LeBron James or Paul George or overpay a lower-tiered free agent.

But the feel is different this time around.

Stevens has always downplayed the attention placed on coaching awards. "And, again, that's not a given". When Morris did defend LeBron, he often let No. 23 get behind him easily on drives to the basket, which was uncharacteristic of his time in Detroit.

"This team is going to be hard, it's going to be a fight", Rockets center Clint Capela told reporters.

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