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The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of their conference semifinal series to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the fifth time in the last seven seasons.

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The Celtics had a brutal performance in Game 5 of the series and trailed Game 6 in Philadelphia with less than five minutes left, but they caught fire in time to win both games.

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Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 51 points in Game 7, the most any player has scored in a Game 7 in NBA playoff history.

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The Celtics will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals for the third time in the last four years.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have the NBA’s second-best regular-season record (300-173, .634) over the last six seasons, but they have not reached the Eastern or Western Conference finals during that time.

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The Celtics were down by three points at halftime of Game 7, but they outscored the 76ers 33-15 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead.

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Tatum scored 17 of the Celtics' 33 third-quarter points and finished the game with 11-for-18 inside the arc, 6-for-10 from 3-point range, and 11-for-14 from the line.

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Joel Embiid won the NBA MVP award this season, but the Celtics attacked him effectively in Game 7, limiting him to 31 points and 11 rebounds.

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The 76ers looked defeated well before the series was officially over, and their body language reflected their disappointment.

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The Celtics had 13 scores and zero turnovers in the third quarter, while the 76ers had only four scores and seven turnovers.