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The fourth game of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers was a nail-biting affair that culminated in a crucial James Harden three-pointer that tied the series at 2-2.

Now, the fifth matchup is scheduled to take place at the TD Garden in Boston, with the Celtics aiming to secure home court advantage. Despite Jayson Tatum struggling to score until the final minute of the first half, the Celtics put up a good fight in the fourth game.

Philly maintained their lead for the majority of the game, but towards the end of the match, they let it slip away, putting them on the brink of falling behind 3-1 in the series. Boston's aggressive inside play led to Harden being left open in the corner, and his game-winning three-pointer proved to be the decisive moment as time expired.

As we look forward to Game 5, let's create an NBA same-game parlay for tonight's game at the TD Garden.

76ers vs Celtics Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under – NBA Playoffs Betting Lines 5/9

Moneyline: 76ers (+240), Celtics (-300)
Spread: 76ers +7.5 (-105), Celtics -7.5 (-115)
Total: Over/Under 213.5 points

76ers vs Celtics Injury Report

As the teams prepare for Game 5, the Philadelphia 76ers are keeping a watchful eye on Joel Embiid's knee injury, which has left his availability for the match in question. Despite being expected to play, the Sixers remain cautious and are monitoring his condition closely.

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics will be without Danilo Gallinari for Game 5, but there is hope that he may be able to return at some point during the playoffs.

76ers vs Celtics Prediction

The Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics has been a rollercoaster ride, with both teams delivering inconsistent performances throughout the matchup.

Jayson Tatum's scoring output has been particularly unpredictable, as he struggled to make an impact in the first half of Game 4 before exploding in the second half. Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown started strong for the Celtics but faded later in the game.

On the Sixers' side, Joel Embiid's form has been steadily improving as the series progresses, with Philly successfully making him a focal point of their offense in Game 4. Embiid only managed 15 points in his return to the lineup in Game 2, but the league MVP has since found his rhythm and averaged 32 points in the last two games.

The hero of Game 4 for the Sixers was James Harden, who stepped up and hit the game-winning shot. After hesitating to shoot in Game 3, Harden took Doc Rivers' advice and put up an impressive 42-point performance in Game 4, sinking six three-pointers, including the game-winner.

As the series continues to shift and change, predicting the outcome of Game 5 is a tricky task. However, Boston's narrow loss in Game 4 and Philly's need to bounce back after a disappointing performance in their last game suggests that the Celtics could come out on top. Tatum's ability to deliver a strong performance for a full four quarters could prove to be a deciding factor in the game.

With that in mind, here are my NBA picks and parlays for the Sixers and Celtics matchup tonight.

Best NBA Same Game Parlay Picks Today for 76ers vs Celtics - NBA Playoffs Game 5: 4-Leg Parlay Picks (+700)

James Harden Three Pointers Made

Let’s kick off this NBA same game parlay prediction with James Harden. One thing that has become abundantly clear in this series between Philly and the Celtics is the fact that if Philly want to win, they need James Harden’s finest work.

In the two games the Sixers have won so far, Harden has dropped 40+ in both, and he was actively given the green light to shoot threes and take those looks when he gets them. His shooting stats went from 14 field goal attempts in both Games 2 and 3 to 23 attempts in Game 4. I really like my chances when it comes to three pointers based on what we’ve learned about this series so far.

Leg-1 SGP Pick: James Harden 3+ Three Pointers (-120)

Jaylen Brown Points Total

Jaylen Brown's scoring ability can be incredibly impressive during the playoffs, but it's surprising to see how quickly his momentum can fade away. Whether it's due to him being marked out of games or simply giving up shots to teammates, Brown can go from being on fire to struggling in just one possession.

Throughout the series against the Sixers, Brown has been consistently scoring, with 23 points in three of the first four games and 25 in the other. However, in Boston's offense, he doesn't always get a significant number of shooting opportunities, which may be causing some frustration for him this season. Currently averaging 15.3 field goal attempts per game, I'm including Brown in my NBA same game parlay picks for today with a prediction of him scoring under 25.5 points.

Leg-2 SGP Pick: Jaylen Brown Under 25.5 Points (-135)

Joel Embiid Rebounds Total

Joel Embiid has started to find his groove in the series, and has contributed 30+ points in each of the last two games as a result. One of the things the Sixers need to tidy up going into Game 5 is their level of hustle, particularly on the defensive end, and that should be led by Embiid.

He has 13 rebounds in each of the last two games, and will need to continue to dominate the boards as often as possible to avoid Philly giving up too many second possessions. The Sixers can get caught out flat footed under the basket, but the season MVP can lead the way on the road.

Leg-3 SGP Pick: Joel Embiid Over 10.5 Rebounds (-140)

Spread Bet

This game between the Sixers and the Celtics could be a nail-biter, but the Sixers must figure out what went wrong in Game 2 when they suffered a crushing 121-87 loss on the road. Joel Embiid is a key player for the Sixers, and they have worked on optimizing their offense to maximize the talents of both Harden and the MVP together.

Even if the Celtics end up winning this game, the Sixers must maintain their dignity by covering the spread and using the game as motivation for a closely contested Game 6.

Leg 4 SGP Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +7.5 (-110)

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