Felger & Mazz

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The Boston Celtics rolled over the Philadelphia 76ers in their game 7 matchup on Sunday afternoon to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. On Monday’s Felger and Mazz, the guys discussed what they learned from the Celtics game 7 victory.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - Game Seven

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  • Did we learn anything?

    Felger: Did yesterday say more about the Sixers or the Celtics?

    Jim Murray: I ultimately think the Sixers. And especially these last couple of games, again, I think that they’ve shown to be everything that we thought that they were weak willed, trash, poorly coached in big moments, and their biggest superstars, including the league MVP, things don’t go his way and he becomes a complete dog and he quits. Joel Embiid quit in that game yesterday and James Harden is a straight up bum. So it took longer for that to really show itself but it did show itself late in six and pretty much all of that second half yesterday.

    Mazz: When you say who does that say more about, can I say neither? Like I think they kind of both were yesterday what we thought they were. And when I say that, I mean Philadelphia took the series longer, but once they really got on the ropes here, they caved. They totally caved, which they had a habit of doing over the years. And the Celtics elevated. But again, when they get you on a run, they can run you right out of the building. Like they didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. And I’m not trying to dump on them, I thought again, it was the best game I’ve ever seen Tatum play. But I know what they’re ceiling is. What I don’t know is whether they can do it consistently and avoid the lapses. That’s what I don’t know and if they have letdowns and lapses they can lose. So, like, I feel like they kind of both played to their true colors yesterday when the chips were on the table. Now the good news is is that the Celtics blew door’s in the third quarter and got themselves into a situation where it wasn’t tense down the stretch. But, you know, I don’t think my opinion of either franchise changed yesterday when there was a chance both could have changed dramatically in the opposite directions.

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