Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers
Regular Season Records: Boston 57-25, Philadelphia 54-28
Current series standings: Boston 1, Philadelphia 1
How to see
- If: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: ESPN
- Consequences: CBS Sports App
What you should know
On Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Wells Fargo Center, the Boston Celtics will take on the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern Conference playoff contest. The matchup is expected to be tight as the Celtics go out as favorites by just 2.5 points.
It was all going down for Boston against Philadelphia on Wednesday as they walked away with a 121-87 win. For those of you keeping count, it was the Celtics’ ninth win by more than 20 points this season. Their success was spearheaded by the efforts of Jaylen Brown, who scored 25 points, and Malcolm Brogdon, who went 6 for 10 from beyond the arc to 23 points and 2 assists.
Brogdon wasn’t the only one working in the three-point department: The Celtics really threw it from beyond the arc, finishing the game with 20 of them. They’re 41-9 if they drop that many from long range.
After two games, the Celtics and the 76ers are tied with one win each. Check back here after the game to see who wins this crucial Game 3 matchup.
Boston is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Philadelphia, according to the latest NBA odds.
The Over/Under is fixed at 214.5 points.
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