Celtics complete improbable run back to conference finals

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Celtics complete improbable run back to conference finals

The Celtics brought it home in their house.

The Celtics advance to the NBA's final four to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight year for a berth in the finals.

The Celts and Sixers wound up shooting the same number of free throws (26), though the C's were called for five more fouls and had players in foul trouble early.

Down two with 2:13 to go after an 11-3 Philadelphia run, the Celtics let Ben Simmons get free for a 107-103 gap with two minutes left in the fourth.

After shooting 13-24 (54.2%) in the last six seconds of the shot clock in Game 1, the Celtics have shot just just 33.3% (including 9-29 from three) on those shots over the last three games.

Saric and Joel Embiid shared game-high scoring honors, with 27 apiece.

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Joel Embiid was pointing at his head and suggesting that the Philadelphia 76ers which has taken up real estate inside Boston's cranium during Monday's Game 4.

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JJ Redick connected on a 3-pointer for a 113-112 game with 3.8 seconds to play and Smart was sent to the line with 2.4 seconds remaining.

Covington, however, missed both his shot attempts before leaving the game a minute into the second quarter due to picking up his third foul. Tatum scored a game-high 24 points in a 101-98 overtime win over Philadelphia in Game 3 on Saturday, as Stevens pushed all the right buttons again en route to another victory.

"The refs had a great game", Embiid said.

Late in the third quarter, Embiid was exchanging words with Celtics forward Marcus Morris, when the latter opted to end the conversation by holding up three fingers to remind The Process the Sixers were trailing 0-3 in the series.

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Baynes had barely shot a three-pointer in his first five seasons in the National Basketball Association, but against the Celtics he buried seven of 16 attempts, or 44 per cent. "They want to be great, and they understand it's bigger than them".

But then Al Horford helped spark a 10-0 Celtics run.

The Boston Celtics have another opportunity to close out the series, this time playing at home. Throw in the crowd and the fact role players shine in the TD Garden, and the Celtics end things tonight, giving us a matchup against the Celtics and Cavs in he Eastern Conference Finals.

Tatum was sensational and led the way for Boston with 25 points, the seventh straight game the rookie has scored 20 or more for the Celtics.

With a minute left, Tatum drove down the lane and missed a layup, but Smart grabbed the rebound and put it back to tie the game.

Embiid finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks.

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