Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers will be facing Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics for the final Game of the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Fans will certainly be aware of the current situation. All of the other teams have finished their semi-final matchups within 6 games. The only series that has managed to go all the way to 7 in this round is this one.
As both teams get ready to play in this exciting Game 7, fans should undoubtedly want to know the context of this series so far. We should also take a look at the injury reports and expected rosters. After all, knowing the details will help in the formation of an expert prediction regarding the outcome of this series.
Joel Embiid looks healthy for Game 7 of Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics
76ers fans will be greatly relieved to find out that Embiid looks healthy and is expected to play tonight. He is their best player and will have to put up a dominant performance to back up his recent MVP award against the Celtics tonight.
Some might remember that Embiid suffered a knee injury and missed the first game of this series. However, he seems to have recovered enough and is going to try his best to get his team through to the Conference Finals.
Joel Embiid isn’t going to be the only player on the court looking to do that as the Celtics look to do the same themselves. With that being said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for this game.
Philadelphia 76ers injury report
(There are no injuries reported for the 76ers tonight)
Philadelphia 76ers expected roster
- James Harden
- Tyrese Maxey
- PJ Tucker
- Tobias Harris
- Joel Embiid
Boston Celtics injury report
- Danilo Gallinari (out)
Boston Celtics expected roster
- Marcus Smart
- Jaylen Brown
- Jayson Tatum
- Al Horford
- Robert Williams III
As we can tell, with the exception of Danilo Gallinario, both teams look completely healthy tonight and will be at full strength for Game 7. Finally, let us find out the expert predicitions for this match.
The Celtics are favored to win Game 7 and eliminate the 76ers
There is no denying that this has been one of the most exciting matchups of this postseason. Although the Celtics have always beaten the 76ers in the past, they never played against them after the addition of James Harden to the 76ers’ roster. However, the Celtics managed to win Game 6 despite Jayson Tatum having a subpar performance.
He was scoreless for most of the game but ended up getting hot towards the final stages. He is unlikely to have such a slow start yet again. Especially when the Celtics will have a homecourt advantage for this series. While this is expected to be a very close game, we have Boston coming out on top.