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Brown scored 24 points, while Tatum added 25 and four assists as the Celtics continued to show their depth in the absence of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward.

Boston will face the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference finals for a second consecutive season.

"It is my first year". The Cavs, who advanced this week by sweeping the Toronto Raptors, eliminated the Celtics in a five-game series last May. We were out there having fun.

Both the Celtics and Cavaliers have undergone roster overhauls since the Cleveland ousted the Celtics in five games a year ago. Of course, Boston is also seemingly frustrated by the number of fouls calls as well as seemed to lose its composure a bit, when both head coach Brad Stevens, as well as Jaylen Brown, were whistled for technical's after is his fifth foul late in the third. "They're tough. They fit Boston".

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid wasn't happy with the officiating in his team's 101-98 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics in the 2018 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Trailing 111-109, The Sixers got the play they wanted, Embiid getting deep inside but missing a shot over Aron Baynes.

A pair of Terry Rozier free throws, and a Marcus Smart steal on a full-court pass in the final second after his free throw made it a two-point game, closed out the dramatic finisher.

On Wednesday night, the C's booked passage to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight year, and it wasn't easy. They're very good players.

After the game, Brown told ESPN that he always had the confidence in Smart getting the job done.

Ironically, the Sixers are hoping to get some "magic" of their own, at least on the court; considering the fact that no team has ever recovered from a 3 - 0 deficit in a best of seven series before.

It was a nip-and-tuck affair from there with the Sixers building a four-point lead, 107-103, with two minutes left in the game. In Game 4, Philly dominated points off turnovers 16-3 with Ben Simmons leading the way with 6 points. But on Wednesday night in Boston, in a win-or-go-home game, Redick, Belinelli, and Ilyasova were ineffective more often than not. The Sixers are making just under 30 percent of their 3-point attempts (34 of 115) in the first four games.

"The thought was this could be the last possession of the season". "We have a lot of talented guys". "We treated it as such". We know that spirits and tensions are going to run high in a series. We didn't want to keep building their momentum. "But we have to get better and look ahead now".