76ers Forced Into Game 7 After Celtics' Late Comeback Win in Eastern Conference Final
Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are in for a wild ride on Sunday night when they head to Boston to take on the Celtics in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference finals matchup! After the Celtics pulled out a 95-86 victory in Game 6 in Philadelphia, Embiid was confident that his team will come ready to play. "It's gonna be fun. Game 7...that's why you play, for these types of games," he said.
However, after a great opportunity to close out the game in the fourth quarter, the Sixers failed to capitalize, going 2-for-14 from the field with Embiid leading the team, going 3-for-6. Meanwhile, Celtics star Jayson Tatum - who had been 1-for-14 from the field - saved Boston with four three-pointers to secure the win.
76ers coach Doc Rivers expressed dissatisfaction with his team's offensive play down the stretch, saying "We had a lot of wide open 3s. We didn't make them. I didn't like how we played overall offensively down the stretch. Got to play through the big fella more." No matter the result, Sunday's Game 7 will be one to remember!