With a 102-94 win in Game 3 on Friday night, the Boston Celtics took a 3-0 lead over the Philadelphia 76ers. While Jayson Tatum led the way for the Celtics in their first two wins, it was Kemba Walker who carried the load for Boston in Game 3. Walker hit big blow after big blow for Boston, and he finished. the game with 24 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Jaylen Brown added 21 points for the Celtics, while Tatum was limited to just 15.As he has all the series, Joel Embiid paved the way for the 76ers. He finished the game with 30 points and 13 rebounds. Embiid got some help from the Philadelphia backcourt, as Shake Milton and Josh Richardson both scored 17 points. In the end, that wasn’t enough, and the Sixers now find themselves with just one loss before the end of their season. For what it’s worth, no team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 drop to continue and win the series. Philadelphia will have the opportunity to be the first, but history is clearly not on their side.
Game 4 between the Celtics and the 76ers is scheduled to switch Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.