Celtics annoyed with Embiid's exit

Celtics annoyed with Embiid's exit

Peak Embiid. The only thing lacking was a 3-pointer, but he finished with 27 points (9-for-18 shooting), 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks in his best performance of the postseason. "We're going to be fine".

Boston, which advances to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, has young players such as Brown and Jayson Tatum to go along with Irving and Hayward.

There were high hopes for the 76ers heading into the National Basketball Association playoffs after a campaign that yielded 52 victories in the regular season and a first playoff series win since 2012 - a round-one triumph against the Miami Heat. We feel like when everybody is on, we're unbeatable. We even saw that in the final two games of the series.

"I think we've got a bright future", Embiid said, and related an exchange he and Simmons shared after their loss to the Celtics, when the guard pointed to the center's hands and predicted there would be "a lot of rings" on Embiid's fingers.

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"It's hard because I feel we had a pretty good chance of beating them but we got to give them a lot of respect", "They played well, they played well together, they made some tough shots during the series and they defended us pretty well too so we got to give them a lot of credit". And then we changed it and we wanted to get the third seed. They put up a strong fight against the Boston Celtics, but the Celtics proved themselves to be the better team when the moment mattered most.

Three superstars are available this offseason via either trade or free agency: LeBron James, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard. They will be picking 26th, 38th, 39th, 56th and 60th - and will likely have a lottery pick, as well. But on Wednesday, the loss to Boston - and what could have been - was foremost on their minds.

"The feeling right now is I didn't want to be done. I felt like I had lot more to go".

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