The City Of Brotherly Love Steals Game 1 In Boston

By: Anthony Riquelmy

Just as any other playoff game in TD garden, the Celtics arena was electric Monday, May 1. The two-seeded Boston Celtics faced off against the three-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in game one, and it couldn’t have been better for Boston as Joel Embiid was listed as unavailable for the game. 

It was exciting for Celtics fans at the start of the game, but they wouldn’t have the same feeling at the end of it.  

After an easy series against the Brooklyn Nets, the Philadelphia 76ers have beat the Boston Celtics 119-115 in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to take a 1-0 lead against Boston. 

The top performer of this game is a no-brainer, as James Harden played magnificently, outplaying the competition and scoring a staggering 45 points along with 6 assists to go with it. 

His electric performance didn’t end there, as in the last ten seconds of the game, Harden took a step-back three on a contesting Al Horford to take the lead and ultimately win the game.

 After the game, Harden in a press conference said, “I haven’t felt one of those zones in a minute. And it felt really good,” according to

  With Embiid’s timetable for return still unknown, it’s hard to think the 76ers can replicate this performance against a fully healthy Celtics team. 

Time will only tell with game two on the schedule for Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 PM/ET.



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