James Harden scored a career playoff-high 45 points as the Philadelphia 76ers overcame the absence of Joel Embiid to stun the Boston Celtics in game one of their Eastern Conference semi-final series on Monday.
Sixers star Harden produced a magical performance — including a pivotal go-ahead three-pointer with 8.4 seconds remaining — to leave Boston’s TD Garden in stunned silence as the Sixers snatched a 119-115 victory.
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