Celtics finish off Philly, now it's time for LeBron

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The second-seeded Boston Celtics will go for a sweep of the third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers on Monday when they visit them as underdogs for Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference second-round playoff series. Next is Al Horford (17.2 ppg), who will face the Cavs for the fourth consecutive year.Horford's Hawks were swept by Cleveland in 2015 and 2016, and his Celtics of course went down 4-1 last season.The Cavs have followed the same playoff path as last season to date, beating in in the first round and the Raptors in the second. Game 1 is set for Sunday in Boston.

Terry Rozier made a pair of foul shots with 9 seconds left to give Boston a 113-109 lead.

After years of building the Sixers' culture from the ground up and leading a young, inexperienced team to 52 wins, people are blaming Brett Brown for their series deficit. But the Celtics rallied again - an alley-oop from Tatum to Horford trimmed the lead to two, and Smart finished a put back, setting up his final stop. Down 111-109 with 15 seconds left, the Sixers worked the ball inside to star center Joel Embiid, but Aron Baynes defended him well, and he missed a contested layup. Used primarily as Irving's backup before the injury, Rozier was forced into becoming one of the team's top offensive threats, and he embraced it.

It's not as if Boston has dominated the series: the 76ers led by 22 points in a 108-103 loss in Game 2 and led Game 3 by six late in the second quarter. Saric must score at least 25 points in this game.

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Marcus Smart missed his first free-throw attempt and appeared to try to miss the second, too - to force the Sixers to bring the ball up the court with the clock running - but the ball went in.

Simmons scored again when Smart was able to hit only the second of two free throws. Redick (14 points) shot 5 for 13 from the field and 2 for 7 from three.

The Celtics are a particularly bad matchup with a coach that's capable of exploiting the Sixers' biggest weaknesses.

On Wednesday night, Basketball fans will watch Sixers vs. Celtics live streaming online and televised game action.

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After winning Game 4 in which Jayson Tatum exploded with 20 points, the Sixers saw something that they can continue for Game 5. We'll see what else he cooks up as things head back to the TD Garden.

It's safe to assume that Boston's crowd might make an effort to relentlessly troll and heckle Embiid, who is perhaps the most outspoken player in the entire league. Atypically, the Celtics attacked the rim more than they launched 3-pointers, and the result was a relatively efficient first-half.

In a game that featured 21 lead changes - the most in the playoffs this year - the Celtics scored eight straight points in the final 1:37, taking the lead on Tatum's layup with 23 seconds left. Boston was 6-for-20 in the third, with six turnovers, watching a nine-point lead wither to one.

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This is due in large part to the way Fleury has responded to scoring opportunities right in front of him. "I stand by my words". With only four remaining teams, all a mere eight wins away from capturing Lord Stanley's Cup, odds have dramatically shortened.