After nightmare in Boston, Ben Simmons ready for redemption

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Though the Philadelphia 76ers went away, they went away loudly. Keep in mind this was a Sixers team coming off a 10-win season a year ago, and to see them advance as far as they did in the playoffs was truly fantastic, as Brett Brown knows the future is bright for his team. "But we definitely have more to show". Embiid, who had talked plenty of trash throughout the series, missed the game-tying shot with 11 seconds remaining and had the rebound bounce off his leg, giving the Celtics possession and control of the game. "We've got to learn from it". We felt like we had a good chance to get to at least the conference finals and that was our goal.

JJ Redick hit an off-balance 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds to play to pull Philadelphia within one.

"I think it was mainly what I did to myself", Simmons said after that defeat.

If Simmons' 76ers lose they will be eliminated from the playoffs and Baynes' Celtics will move on to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics also could have three additional first-round picks over the next two National Basketball Association drafts. Saric also came down with some highly contested rebounds, dished out four assists, and played reasonably strong defense against Al Horford for much of the night. The Los Angeles Lakers' lottery pick will go to either the 76ers or Celtics: Boston will receive the selection if it lands at Nos.

Tip off is in Boston on Wednesday (Thursday 10am AEST). Tatum scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, sinking the go-ahead layup with just 22.5 seconds left off an assist from Smart.

The franchise center said he and Simmons "have a lot of room to grow", and referenced the beginning of the Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook era in Oklahoma City as an example of how two young talents can reshape an organization.

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