Will newly crowned MVP Joel Embiid (28) be back in Game 2?
The Boston Celtics meet the Philadelphia 76ers in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference. It is also the duel of two of the best scorers this season. Philadelphia center and main-round MVP Joel Embiid leads this season’s scoring list with 33.1 points per game. Jayson Tatum (25) is having a very strong season at Boston and has 30.1 points per game (6th place in the scoring list). In the first game, the 76ers defeated the Celtics 119:115 without their ailing superstar Joel Embiid.
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Playoff history so far
The Boston Celtics went into the playoffs as the second-best team in the Eastern Conference. In the first round they met the Atlanta Hawks, who were in seventh place, and defeated them 4-2.
The Philadelphia 76ers were the third-best team in the East and made short work of the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. With four wins from four games, the team made it through to the semifinals of the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Celtics can count on Jaylen Brown, who will appear again with a mask after suffering a facial fracture. Danilo Galinari is unavailable with a knee injury. Marcus Smart’s use is still questionable due to a chest contusion.
The 76ers are all about their best player: Joel Embiid. The newly crowned MVP of the current season missed the first game with a right knee injury. At the moment it is still unclear whether he will be in the second game.
How to watch the games of the series live on TV
All games in the series are broadcast live on the sports streaming service DAZN (ad) and in the NBA League Pass. Game two begins Thursday at 3 p.m. with the Boston Celtics.
The games of the series
▶︎ Game 1: Tuesday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at TD Garden (Boston)
Without Joel Embiid, who injured his knee, but thanks to James Harden’s outstanding 45 points, the Philadelphia 76ers win the first game of the series against the Boston Celtics 119:115.
▶︎ Game 2: Thursday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at TD Garden (Boston)
▶︎ Game 3: Saturday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
▶︎ Game 4: Sunday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
▶︎ Game 5*: Wednesday, May 10th at TD Garden (Boston)
▶︎ Game 6*: Friday, May 12 at the Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
▶︎ Game 7*: Sunday, May 14 at TD Garden (Boston)