Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia 76ers to victory in Game 5 against Boston Celtics

Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-103 victory against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Embiid led the team with 33 points, seven rebounds, and four blocked shots. Tyrese Maxey also contributed significantly for the 76ers, scoring 30 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Philadelphia currently leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 and has a chance to wrap it up at home in Game 6 on Thursday. James Harden led the way for the 76ers with 17 points, ten assists, and eight rebounds, while Tobias Harris added 16 and 11 rebounds. Jayson Tatum led Boston with 36 points and ten rebounds, while Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart scored 24 and 14 points, respectively, as the only other Celtics in double figures.
Game 5 Boston vs Philadelphia

Philadelphia never trailed after the first quarter and never trailed by less than nine points in the second half. Boston got within 11 points early in the fourth quarter, but Philadelphia responded with an Embiid 3-pointer to go up 98-81 with 8:33 left. With 3:57 remaining in the game, a Maxey 3-pointer gave the 76ers their highest lead of the series, 113-92.

Philadelphia won the rebounding battle, 49-36, and also shot the ball better, hitting 50.6 percent (40 of 79) of their shots compared to Boston’s 39.8 percent (33 of 83). Embiid finished the first half with 21 points and five rebounds, while Tatum battled early on, missing his first six attempts but finally finishing with 15 points before halftime.

The 76ers led 58-49 entering the third quarter and increased their advantage to 18 points before going up by 19 on a Maxey layup with 29 seconds remaining. Boston trailed 88-72 with 12 minutes left. Al Horford was conspicuously absent from the scoreboard, missing all seven 3-point tries and failing to score.


In conclusion, Joel Embiid’s spectacular performance and Tyrese Maxey’s valuable contributions lifted the Philadelphia 76ers to a crucial win in Game 5. With a 3-2 series lead, the 76ers are just one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference finals. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are in a must-win situation heading into Game 6. It remains to be seen if they can turn things around and force a Game 7. Fans of both teams will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating the next game in this exciting series.

Can the Boston win and force it to game 7? Let’s watch out.