Series Recap and Pregame Analysis: Celtics vs 76ers
The series moves to the City of Brotherly Love as Boston travels to Philadelphia. Wells Fargo Center will be the site of Game 3 as Joel Embiid looks to improve. Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown was the man of the match in Game 2 with his strong first quarter. Brown finished with 25 points, leading Boston to a split of the first two games.
25 points and the W 🔒
Celtics even the series ✅
Jaylen walks off in #PhantomCam
BOS/PHI Game 3: Friday, 7:30pm/et on ESPN pic.twitter.com/CLNPHIdHzL
— NBA (@NBA) May 4, 2023
Friday’s game begins at 7:30 pm Eastern, and Philly is in need of James Harden to look more like his Game 1 self. It will be important for the 76ers to set the tone early in Game 3, and the hope from the Philadelphia faithful is that the role players will be hitting shots early and often. Get ready for the exciting action as a part of a two-game night in the Association:
Friday's ESPN Game 3 doubleheader 🍿
— NBA (@NBA) May 5, 2023
Betting Info for Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
Moneyline: Celtics (-140)
Spread: Celtics -2.5 (-110)
76ers +2.5 (-110)
Total: Over 214.5 (-110)
Under 214.5 (-110)
Picks and Predictions for the Celtics vs 76ers
Can the Celtics stop beating themselves in the 2023 NBA postseason? It remains to be seen as the self-inflicted turnovers have been costly for the title-favorite Celtics. Joe Mazzulla picked the right combinations in Game 2, and we will have to see if Robert Williams III continues to be ramped up. With Embiid closer to 100 percent, maybe the two big-man lineups will be employed more.
If Al Horford’s shot improves in Game 3, it may be difficult for Philadelphia to get a stronghold on the game. With Embiid packing the paint on offense and defense, fans of the Celtics watched in awe as Boston went on big scoring runs. Can the same thing happen in Game 3?
Final Game Prediction, Celtics vs. 76ers