Celtics Pull Off a Playoff Win


Jimmy Tolton, Staff Writer

Three days after the Bruins lost in the playoffs, Boston fans were glued to their screens, watching the Celtics take on the Philadelphia 76ers. The city needed a win, and the Celtics delivered.

The Boston Celtics pulled off a huge, much-needed win on Wednesday, May 3rd. The Celtics walloped the Philadelphia 76ers, 121-87, in a pivotal game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Boston had to bounce back after an abysmal game 1 performance which resulted in a 119-115 loss at home. Game 2 was a completely different story, as the Celtics were on a mission.

Joel Embiid, this year’s MVP of the NBA, returned for game 2 after he was out in game 1. Many anticipated a big game out of the MVP, but he wasn’t himself in game 2. The big man ended the game with a lackluster 15 points in 27 minutes. The game was pretty tight the entire first half. The Celtics were able to hold onto an 8-point lead after halftime. The 3rd quarter came along, and the Celtics probably played the best quarter of basketball they’ve played all year. They were raining 3s as they hit 6 in the 3rd quarter and 20 for the game. 

The Celtics knew they had to win one at home, and they did exactly that, heading to Philly for game 3 in hopes of grabbing one on the road to give them an advantage in the series.