With a 102-94 victory in Game 3 on Friday night, the Boston Celtics took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Philadelphia 76ers. While Jayson Tatum led the way for the Celtics during their first two wins, it was Kemba Walker who carried the load for Boston in Game 3. Walker hit big shot after big shot for Boston, and he finished the game with 24 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Jaylen Brown added 21 points for the Celtics, while Tatum was held to just 15.
As he has all series, Joel Embiid led the way for the 76ers. He finished the game with 30 points and 13 rebounds. Embiid got a bit of help from Philadelphia’s backcourt, as Shake Milton and Josh Richardson both scored 17 points. Ultimately though it wasn’t enough, and the Sixers now find themselves just one loss away from their season coming to an end. For what it’s worth, no team in NBA history has ever come back from being down 3-0 to go on and win the series. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to be the first, but history clearly isn’t on their side.
Game 4 between the Celtics and 76ers is set to tip on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.