That’s something we should had never done,” Embiid said. This series has defied the notion of home-court advantage, though. Two of the Sixers’ three series victories came at State Farm Arena.
Well, how about that for an NBA news week! Kevin Durant almost dropped a 50-point triple-double. Doc Rivers added, not one, but two more to the list of largest blown leads of the last two postseasons (he’s now coached four of the largest five blown leads: two each with the Clippers and Sixers).
That’s because this deal does two things: 1) Believe it or not, it makes the Celtics better in the here and now, and 2) It might make them into a player for Kyle Lowry this off-season. Let’s start with the first thing before we careen towards the “Darkest Timeline” — in which Kyle Lowry beats the Raptors while wearing Celtics f’ing Green. Absolutely horrifying to think about.