Sixers look to stay alive in Game 5

Matt Leon
May 09, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell (12) dribbles against Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the first quarter in game four of the second round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 76ers will look to once again extend their season as they visit the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semi-final series.

The Celtics lead this best-of-seven series 3-1, but the Sixers do have the momentum after staving off elimination in Game 4 with a 103-92 win at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

T.J. McConnell was the hero in Game 4 for the Sixers. Making his first start of the post-season, McConnell finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists with no turnovers. He was 9 of 12 from the field and is now shooting 72.4 percent from the field this post-season.

On the injury front, Celtics guard Shane Larkin won't play in Game 5 as he is sidelined with a sprained shoulder.

If the 76ers win this game, Game 6 would take place Friday in South Philadelphia.

Matt Leon spoke with Derek Bodner of The Athletic Philadelphia and Sarah Todd of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News to get some insight into the game, which you can listen to below.

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