Celtics' Marcus Smart Ejected for Shoving Joel Embiid to the Ground

Rex Christensen
March 21, 2019

Rozier responded with a blunt reminder that despite the results of Monday night's game, the 76ers have been completely owned by the Celtics over the past two seasons. That's the game in which the 76ers dropped confetti from the rafters in what ultimately would be their only victory of the series.

The Celtics lost in Philadelphia on Wednesday night for the first time since Game 2 of last year's Eastern Conference Semifinals.

"Obviously, I was frustrated, because it was a cheap shot". He reached the 30-point mark before the final frame while Al Horford (22 points) and Terry Rozier (20 points) combined for 44 but couldn't come up with the necessary defensive stops to close out the home team. Embiid, however, received a technical foul and was allowed to remain in the game.

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"It was back and forth, it was a great game", said Irving, who emphasized the need to experience that type of intensity before entering the Playoffs.

Here's what we learned from the big win. "I think, as of late, I've been doing a good job of that".

There are still concerns regarding a potential Sixers-Celtics matchup in the playoffs, but the Sixers at least know it's possible. That's just part of it. But we just want to keep going. The C's showed that they can battle against an elite, hungry team in a hostile environment, even while facing unexpected adversity.

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