The Sixer Sense Podcast returns following an incredible Game 5 win by the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 115-103. The Sixers have now taken a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals after stealing this game in Boston on Tuesday night! Joel Embiid showed up and proved why he is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player recording a team-high 33 points and 7 rebounds while imposing his will at both ends of the floor. Was Embiid’s bounceback game a result of PJ Tucker yelling at him towards the end of Game 4 and reminding him who he is?
Speaking of Game 4, it was an absolute THRILLER! Lucas Johnson, Christopher Kline, and Jonathan Geib discuss what is now known as the ‘James Harden Game Part II’ where the Sixers beat the Celtics 116-115 in overtime. Harden proved that his Game 1 performance was not a fluke as he tallied 42 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. His most important points though came by way of a floater at the end of regulation to tie the game and send it to overtime and then an ice-cold three-pointer in overtime that proved to be the game-winning bucket. This felt like a game the Sixers always lose and to come out with a big win and go back to Boston 2-2 as opposed to 1-3 is potentially series-changing.
Next up, the conversation shifts to Joel Embiid securing his first First Team All-NBA selection. This has been a long time coming and is well-deserved. Embiid was notably the only Philadelphia 76er to make an All-NBA team. Did Harden get snubbed or are these teams correct? You will want to hear the group’s takes.
The podcast ends with a discussion about the other three Conference Semifinals series going on. The Miami Heat have a 3-2 lead over the New York Knicks and will try to close out the series in South Beach on Friday. Over in the Western Conference, the Nuggets and Suns have been alternating winning at home and Denver currently leads 3-2. And can LeBron James and the Lakers close out the defending champion Warriors? Give us a listen to find out!
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