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.”
- The CelticsBontemps notes in a separate story that “the shift can be traced back to the January game in Washington. After a heavy loss to the Trail Blazers, Boston took advantage of Jason TatumThe 51-point night in defeating the Witches. Since that night, the Celtics have had the best NBA record at 28-7 and led the league in both offensive and defensive rankings. “After that match, we just had this mindset and mindset and this sense of urgency that we could feel that change had begun,” Marcus Smart She said. “Once that started, and we got on track, it was just a smooth sailing from there.”
- coach bus Im Odoka Thought that changes Celtics Those made on the trade deadline were critical to the team’s success, Bontemps adds. they got it Derek White From Tottenham, filling the roles that previously belonged Josh Richardson And Dennis Schroeder. “If I can pick a guy who would be the perfect guy to come and complete our group, he is [White]” Odoka said. “He’s a better offensive player than G-Rich, and a much better defender than Dennis, so you can combine those guys into one.”
- Brian Lewis of The New York Post traces important events involving Networks straight ahead Ben Simmons Since he played his last game and indicates that there is growing optimism about next season in the wake of his back surgery.