To watch Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers (Sixers) live stream as well as TV channel, real-time score updates and more, follow the link at the bottom of this article.The Philadelphia 76ers, led by rookie Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, will be facing the short-handed Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their best of seven Eastern Conference Seminfinals for the 2018 NBA Playoffs on Monday, April 30, 2018 (4/30/18) at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers
NBA Playoffs is finally set. After a number of series went to Games 6 and 7, the postseason is now one step closer to determining the NBA Finals participants. Despite injuries to multiple key players, the Boston Celtics’ 55-27 2017-18 NBA regular-season winning streak was the second best in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia 76ers, who concluded the regular season with a 52-30 record, managed to outscore the Miami Heat in a convincing five games in the Round One series of the postseason, becoming the first ball club in the East to advance on to the conference semifinals.
Celtics-76ers Playoff Series Schedule
- Game 1 in Boston: Monday, April 30, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
- Game 2 in Boston: Thursday, May 3, 8:30 p.m. ET, TNT
- Game 3 in Philadelphia: Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m. ET, ESPN
- Game 4 in Philadelphia: Monday, May 7, 6:00 p.m. ET, TNT
- Game 5 in Boston: Wednesday, May 9, TBA, TNT (if necessary)
- Game 6 in Philadelphia: Friday, May 11, TBA, ESPN (if necessary)
- Game 7 in Boston: Sunday, May 13, TBA (if necessary)
Celtics win if:
The Celtics might be injured, but what they lack in talent they make up for in great coaching and execution. Boston is one of the most organized teams in the NBA and it gives the Celtics an advantage that keeps them in almost every game they play in. However, they lack the offense needed to win a shootout with the 76ers. The Celtics will need to make this series ugly with a lot of grind out games.
76ers win if:
The 76ers have the talent and athleticism to run right by the Celtics. They’re a better team on paper and they need to exploit that at every moment they can. They’ve gotten a taste of how playoff basketball works now and know how to attack mismatches. With a giant point guard like Ben Simmons, and a skilled center like Joel Embiid, there should be plenty of mismatches for the 76ers to exploit. Worst case, they need to turn every game into a run and gun shootout. Control the pace and the 76ers win this easily.