Atlantic notes: Harden, Celtics, D. White, Simmons

In Sunday’s match 4, the team . won Sixers I have to see a version James Harden Which they’ve been waiting for, ESPN’s Tim Bontemps wrote. Harden looked like the permanent MVP nominee who was in Houston as he scored 31 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and made six three-pointers, the most in a single game since getting it from the Nets in February.

Harden took charge from the start, taking 18 shots and 10 three-point attempts, his second highest total in both categories since coming to Philadelphia. He also made 10 free throws, his most in any game since the playoffs began. With two consecutive wins since then Joel Embiid After their return, The Sixers are feeling good as they head back to Miami in a tied series.

“Our confidence increases as the series continues,” Harden said. These are the first two matches [were] mist. But obviously, with Joel and our whole team, we kind of know what to expect. We know where to execute on both ends of the ball. It makes the job a lot easier. Think: We’re still a fairly new team. We are close to two months. So when we finally get a beat and finally find something that works, Joel kicks off a couple of games. So we’ve finally settled on the streak, and we have some great things that worked tonight and we can build on in Game Five.”

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