The 76ers will find out their Eastern Conference semifinal opponent tonight.
The Boston Celtics will entertain the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden in a decisive Game 7 of their quarterfinals series. The winner advances to face the third-seeded Sixers.
If the second-seeded Celtics win tonight, they would get home-court advantage and host the Sixers at 8 p.m. in Game 1 on Monday. Game 2 would be 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Garden. The next two games will be played at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday and May 7. The times are to be determined. If needed, Game 5 would be back in Boston on May 9. Game 6 would be May 11 in Philly, while Game 7 would occur in Boston on May 13.
If the seventh-seeded Bucks win tonight, the Sixers would get home-court advantage and host Milwaukee at 8 p.m. in Game 1 on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center. Game 2 would be 7 p.m. Wednesday. The series would move to the Bucks’ BMO Harris Bradley Center for the next two games. Game 3 would be 7 p.m. Friday, while Game 4 would be 8 p.m. Sunday.
If needed, Game 5 would be May 8 in Philly. Game 6 would be May 10 in Milwaukee, while Game 7 would be May 13 back in Philly.
Here are Eastern Conference semifinals schedule scenarios: pic.twitter.com/jLwrU08oYl
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) April 28, 2018
The Celtics won three of the team’s four regular-season games against the Sixers: 102-92 (Oct. 20 in Philly), 108-97 (Nov. 30 in Boston) and 114-103 (Jan. 11 in London) victories. In the final meeting, the Sixers beat a Celtics squad minus all-star point guard Kyrie Irving, 89-80, on Jan. 18 in Boston. Irving is sidelined after having a season-ending left knee surgery.
The Sixers split their four regular-season games with the Bucks, with the home team winning all the meetings.
Philly routed the Bucks 130-95 on April 11, the final day of the regular season. It was obvious from the start the Sixers were going to win.
They shot 72.7 percent on three-pointers in the first quarter en route to a 46-18 lead. They went on to take a commanding 41-point lead (70-29) after Dario Saric’s 4-foot floater with 5 minutes, 7 seconds left in the second quarter.
The Sixers took an 80-44 lead at intermission. The 80 points were a floor record for points scored in a half. The Sixers shot 49.5 percent from the field and 41.7 percent on three-pointers for the game.