On the night the Cameroonian was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player trophy, Boston beat Philadelphia 114-102 to take a 2-1 series lead.
Philadelphia. Jason Tatum scored 27 points, Jaylen Brown added 23 and was frustrated by the Boston Celtics Joel Embiid his recent crowning as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player by defeating the Philadelphia Sixers 114-102 on Friday to sweep the Eastern Conference semifinals, which they now have a 2-1 lead.
Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday, also in Philadelphia.
Embiid scored 30 points and 13 rebounds, his second game since partially recovering from a sprained right knee. At the ceremony before the game, the Cameroonian received his most valuable trophy.
But Boston made sure Philadelphia fans didn’t celebrate for long.
“Sixers” came to five points after a three-pointer De’Anthony Melton to excite the audience for about 20 seconds, that’s how long it took Malcolm Brogdon to make another three-pointer that made it 100-92.
Dominican Al Horford He once again became a nightmare for the Sixers, as he has been for most of his career, when he hit a three-pointer that led to a seven-point lead.
Embiid, trying to win the game on his own with a little help from the offense, missed a long shot and Tatum made a jumper to end the game.
Tatum hit another 3-pointer and the Celtics regained control of the series.
Author: Associated Press
Source: Prime Ahora