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McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against Boston

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The chants for "TJ! TJ!" grew louder each time T.J. McConnell darted through the lane for an easy basket or buried a 3 to build an insurmountable lead for the 76ers. McConnell turned an eye-popping start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help Philadelphia stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Monday night. If I had an open shot, I would try and take it," McConnell said.

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Stars, studs and duds: Jayson Tatum leads Celtics in scoring in Game 4

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Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds in Boston's 103-92 Game 4 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. T.J. McConnell: Inserted into the starting lineup at the last minute, McConnell came up big for the Sixers with 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds and five assists without a single turnover. Jayson Tatum: For the second straight game, Tatum was limited in part because of foul trouble which took away some of his aggressiveness defensively.

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Sixers live to play another day, knock off Celtics 103-92 to force Game 5

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The playoffs are a learning experience, and the young Philadelphia team has figured a few things out. From the opening tip of Game 4, the Sixers came out much more aggressive on defense, both in terms of effort and plan, trapping and doubling on pick-and-rolls, being faster with help in the post, and generally cranking up their defensive pressure. It was Philadephia’s best game of the series, and this time the confetti could fly without hesitation.

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Saric, McConnell star as Sixers avoid Celtics sweep

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Dario Saric scored 25 points as the Philadelphia 76ers kept alive their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series with the Boston Celtics on Monday, powering to a 103-92 win to avoid a clean sweep. The Sixers — left staring down the barrel of an early exit after losing the opening three games in the best-of-seven series — subdued the Celtics in the second half to ensure a game five. Croatian power forward Saric led the scoring for the Sixers, using every inch of his 6ft 10in frame to cause problems for the Celtics defense to the delight of the raucous home support at the Wells Fargo Center.

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McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against Boston

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T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Monday night. The Sixers still face daunting odds headed into Game 5 and trailing 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals: No NBA team has ever won a series down 3-0. McConnell had a career-high 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in only his second start of the season and meshed well in the backcourt with Ben Simmons.

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