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Celtics Advance to Eastern Conference Finals, Twitter Goes Crazy Over Close Game

The Celtics are moving on to the Eastern Conference finals after beating the 76ers in Game 5 on Wednesday 114–112.

It was back-and-forth all game, with Terry Rozier hitting a buzzer beater to help give the Celtics a 61–52 lead at the half.

But the Sixers would not quit and were led by Joel Embiid to make it close by the final two-minute mark. The big man in the mask recorded 27 points and 11 rebounds.

Al Horford had a monster dunk to get the Celtics within two points with under a minute left,

A turnover gave Jayson Tatum the chance to score and Boston took the lead from there.



Jayson Tatum gets inside for the go-ahead bucket! 111 | 109

18.8 remaining in the 4th on @NBAonTNT



Smart to Tatum in the clutch! pic.twitter.com/5cVJ1t53Tf

But Philadelphia stayed until the final seconds. With 2.4 seconds left, the Sixers inbounded the ball, but Boston intercepted to win the game.

Twitter had a lot to say about the close game and ending.

Bill Simmons


That won’t be our last Sixers-Celtics playoff series with those guys. Kudos to Embiid – was so much fun/scary to root against that guy tonight.

Bleacher Report


The Sixers’ season is a wrap.

Ralph D. Russo


That length of the court pass by Simmons …

The Crossover


Scary Terry knocks it off Embiid!

Rob Phillips


“Scary Terry” is the best new nickname in sports. Maybe they’ll have to come up with something cool for Vander Esch. “Vandy” doesn’t cut it for me.

Sports Illustrated


Celtics survive and advance to take on LeBron and the Cavs https://on.si.com/2KMWNAq 

Jeff Goodman


Give the Sixers credit. Changed their culture … and went much further than anyone expected this season. Now need to get Fultz mentally/physically right for next season.

The Crossover


We don’t know what the hell Marcus Smart just did but the Celtics are through to the conference finals!



*Sad Rocky theme plays in the background*

The Celtics will face the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.

Source: si.com

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