The Boston Celtics have taken a 3-0 series lead against the Philadelphia 76ers and will have the opportunity to close out the series at 1 P.M on Sunday. The Celtics have controlled this series since the very first tip, and the Sixers cannot seem to find any rhythm.
Jayson Tatum has proven to the league that he is, in fact, a superstar. Tatum had two thirty plus point games in the first two games, helping the C’s take control of this series.
However, this is what is great about this Boston team. With Tatum having foul trouble in Game 3, the Celtics depth showed. Kemba Walker, another star for this team, stepped up big, giving the team 24 points while shooting 50 percent from the field. Jaylen Brown added 21 more points, and Marcus Smart was huge on the defensive side, coming up with one the key steals in Game 3.
Although having a 3-0 lead in the series favors the Boston Celtics, the team cannot take their foot off the pedal. In-game 3, the team seemed to be starting to run away with the game, but Philadelphia would fight their way back. With the circumstances of the bubble, a 3-0 series lead is not a guarantee the Celtics will win the series.
Do I believe that the Celtics will close this series out? Yes, I do, the Sixers are not going to come back in this series. However, the Celtics need to be consistent in these playoffs because, with no home-court advantage, anything is possible.
Job’s NOT finished. 😤
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) August 22, 2020
–Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)