After the 1st game of the series ended with Celtics wining in OT, 103-107, Boston will host the 2nd game against Milwaukee.
With Irving and Hayward out for all season, Boston struggled, shooting 41.5% in the field. Bucks have shot better, 48.2%, but the turnovers made the difference, Bucks lost the ball 20 times and failed to convert in the critical moments of the game.
Bucks will dominate Boston physically all series, if they can reduce the number of turnovers they will stand a real chance to go through.
Here is a tought that few of the NBA lovers could imagine at this moment: The 76rs to step up as the dominat team in the Eastern Conference, replacing Cavs. It might not be this year, but on the long term, the trading proccess in which 76rs were involved will definetly make them a power house in the NBA. 76rs basektball is made around centre Embiid, and Ben Simmons makes everything happen, With 16ppg, 7.7rbp and 7.4apg, Simmons and the 76rs ocupy the 6th spot at this moment.
At this moment the 76rs have everything that a winning team needs to have. Sharp shooters, Redick and Belinelli, great rebounders Embiid and Covington, and most important team players: Saric and Simmons. Saric is one of the most talented European player, he does everything that is needed on the court averaging 14ppg and 7rbp. But 76rs did not stop here, they also brought experience with Ilyasova, a player that returns in Phila, a player that can score and rebound in double digits against any team in the league.
Phila beat all the other contenders from the East, beat Boston by 9 in Boston, and this morning just destryoyed “new” Cavs, on the road by 11 points.
Ok there is a chance this young team might choke when pressure is on, but the odds are insanely high. Also the other Eastern teams rely only on one top player, Boston on Irving, Cavs on LeBron, if something happens and they are off, the teams will sink. If Phila can keep all the players fit, the odds would be really value.