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Celtics vs. 76ers preview: How to defend Philly’s young stars, Boston’s offensive questions, what to watch for

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All-Star centers Joel Embiid and Al Horford will see plenty of one another over the next couple of weeks, with an Eastern Conference finals berth on the line. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are the absolute truth, two ascendant stars capable of bossing a game in their own discrete and destructive ways.

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Celtics-76ers: Something old, something new

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The Boston Celtics eliminated the Syracuse Nationals with a 111-105 quadruple-overtime win in Game 2 of the 1953 Eastern Division semifinals. The Celtics and 76ers, who moved to Philadelphia from Syracuse and changed their name, will meet again in the postseason tonight. LeBron James has run the Eastern Conference for the better part of a decade with the Heat and Cavaliers, but his control appears to be slipping.

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Celtics, Sixers renew rivalry with new casts in East semis

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Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are about to find out what the NBA playoffs are really about. After dispatching the Miami Heat in five games in the first round in their first career postseason appearance, the Philadelphia 76ers' youngsters will open the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night in Boston against the Celtics. A civic rivalry that dates back to the Revolutionary War era came of age on the basketball court with Wilt Chamberlain leading the Philadelphia Warriors, and later the 76ers, against Bill Russell's Celtics in the 1960s.

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Celtics run Drew Bledsoe video, fans chant ‘Who is Bledsoe?’ at Eric

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Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe maintained that he didn’t know who Terry Rozier was through most of the first round matchup between the Bucks and Boston Celtics. Rozier was stunning, helping to close Milwaukee on Saturday in Game 7 in Boston with a line of 26 points, nine assists, and six rebounds. Rozier outplayed Bledsoe all series long, and the Celtics weren’t super enthused with Bledsoe’s obvious disrespect.

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