By Art Beitchman
Game 4 ended for the 76ers just how they needed to extend this bitter battle with the Boston Celtics:
116-115 in overtime on James Harden’s clutch 3-pointer with just seconds left in the extra period.
A more thrilling playoff game is hard to imagine as the series is tied 2-2 going back to Boston for game 5 Tuesday night.
Game 6 is back in South Philly Thursday night.
There were monster games from Harden, who dropped 42 points, and Joel Embiid’s 34, as the 76ers banked on their two stars to get them over the hump.
Both logged big minutes with coach Doc Rivers shortening the rotation, just going with 8 players in this vital win to even the series.
This series is a huge test of skill and will as both teams battle to 4 wins and a ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals.