Friday, September 22 2023

With no Joel Embiid in the lineup for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics failed to capitalize on the 2023 Most Valuable Player’s absence in their 119-115 loss to the 76ers on Monday night.

Between predictable defensive lapses and sloppy offensive possessions, the Celtics have further enforced the idea that this is just who they are this season. Can the Celtics be trusted to play their best in big moments at all anymore? What will happen with Joel Embiid now that he is planning to play barring any setbacks? Will he play in Game 2, or is this more smokescreen from Philly?

Join the eponymous hosts of the CLNS Media “Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman with Gary Tanguay” podcast as they discuss all of the action from Monday night’s avoidable loss, what can be improved on moving forward in the series and beyond, and plenty more.

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