Will the Celtics eliminate the Sixers in Game 5?

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown pulls down a rebound over Philadelphia 76ers center Amir Johnson during the first quarter of Game 2.

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No need to worry about Wednesday night, right? The Celtics will close it out in 5 and the Game 4 loss isn’t anything more than a home team getting a few breaks and playing well one last time before its season ends. Right? RIGHT? – NH Celtics

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Yep, that’s pretty much it. I suppose if you want to worry about something in this Celtics-Sixers series … ah, there’s really nothing to worry about, other than that it’s not officially over yet.

Despite how mediocre the Celtics were Monday night, they still had a shot in that thing late in the game.  They had a chance to cut it to under 10 with about 5 minutes left, but couldn’t make the basket that might have caused the Sixers’ throats to tighten up.

Coming back home for Game 5, with what so far has been a tremendous Garden crowd this postseason, they’ll be better, the Sixers will be worse, and hopefully the referees will not include Scott Foster and Tony Brothers.

The Celtics do have some adjustments to make, including how to lessen T.J. McConnell’s impact, just as we all figured before the series began. Brad Stevens will adjust. Wouldn’t shock me if Gino is dancing before this one is over.

What do you guys think? Does this series end in Game 5? Or are the Sixers capable of extending it? I’ll hear you in the comments.

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