Are the Boston Celtics in control of their East semis series vs. the 76ers as it shifts to Philadelphia?

After the Boston Celtics’ blowout Game 2 win of their 2023 Eastern Conference semifinals series over the Philadelphia 76ers, who will have the upper hand moving forward in the rest of the second-round matchup as the series turns back toward Philly for Games 3 and 4? Did the 76ers make a tactical mistake by bringing star big man Joel Embiid back too soon?

What options do the Sixers have after the 2023 Most Valuable Player looked a step slow and limited by his LCL knee sprain? Can they return to some of the small ball lineups that stung the Celtics in Game 1 without rocking the boat? Or do they plan to live and die with Embiid’s play in this series?

In the clip embedded below, CLNS Media’s Bobby Manning is joined by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer to talk about Embiid’s return, the 2023 MVP award, and the Celtics’ blowout win in Game 2 of the series.

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