Celtics still getting no respect, are underdogs in Game 5 vs. 76ers

  • Celtics still getting no respect, are underdogs in Game 5 vs. 76ers

Celtics still getting no respect, are underdogs in Game 5 vs. 76ers

"So we'll go back 3-1, and hopefully, we put it away". He finished with 14 points, six rebounds and six assists off the bench, while the not-usually-known-for-his-scoring Baynes had 13 points in just 24 minutes (plus nine rebounds). "We're the underdogs right now".

Boston held a plus-3 advantage in points on turnovers through the first three games of the series. With Brown's leap of faith to McConnell, the stratagem magically worked, as the latter scored a career-high 19 points to allow the 76ers to a 103-92 Game 4 victory over the Celtics. Might be hard to believe, but the so-called smart money has been on the Sixers who have been favored in every game, and will once again be a favorite on Wednesday night in Game 5. Embiid can obviously be a game-changer, but in this case he can be a series-changer. "It's first to four, so we gotta take care of business". From 3-0, now it's 3-1.

"We lean on our best, we lean on Al during those tough stretches, and he came up big for us", Brown said.

Three of the standout players of the game took seats at the podium following the Sixers' Game 4 win over the Celtics to avoid elimination.

"I didn't understand why it was a double-technical because I was just trying to get the ball and he was the one trying to swing", Embiid said. This is a coach that is climbing the ladder in regards to being one of the best coaches in the game. "We have to go home and protect ours". Now Boston has to head back home with the chance to close it out, and as Vegas Insider shows, the line on the game opened with the 76ers as one-point favorites and on nearly all sites it has already jumped to -1.5 in favor of Philly.

NEED TO KNOW The Celtics are on the verge of a rematch with the Cavaliers in the conference finals.

With 17 lead changes, and neither team leading by more than four points, tension at TD Garden was building for one team to make its move. Boston is unbeaten at home during these playoffs. Kyrie Irving played for Cleveland then (and averaged 25.8 points and shot.622 from the field in the series). It will force the Celtics to account for him more, which could open the floor for his teammates. The team will be without guard Shane Larkin who is dealing with a shoulder injury and is considered out of action for the "foreseeable future". If he's out Wednesday night, Boston would be down to an eight-man rotation.

During the regular season, the Celtics (37.7%, 2nd in NBA) and Sixers (36.9%, 10th) were separated by less than a percentage point in 3-point accuracy. But Boston also wants to wrap this series up as soon as possible. Here is how to watch Celtics and Sixers Game 5 live stream online in Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs.