The 76ers defeated the Celtics on the road 115-103 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to take a 3-2 lead in the series. With Game 6 set to be played in Philadelphia, the Sixers are in a good position to close out the series at home.
This is the first time that Joel Embiid’s team has a 3-2 lead in the second round of the playoffs. The Cameroonian superstar, who scored team-high 33 points in Game 5, is not thinking about that though.
“I don’t care. I honestly don’t care,” Embiid said. “We still got to get one more win. That’s all I’m thinking about right now. And then obviously you’re going home so you’re gonna have a lot of energy the crowd.
“And I would imagine everybody plays better at home too. I do play better at home. Like I said, what we did tonight, it’s easier said than done. But got to do it again. I’m excited for it.”