It was a pivotal game 5 in enemy territory and a game that has evaded the Sixers for many years.
In fact, prior to last night, the team had lost each game 5 in their previous six trips to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, including last year to the Miami Heat and the year before to the Atlanta Hawks.
That game was so important because when a series is tied 2-2, the winner of game 5 goes on to win the series 82 percent of the time.
Now, that does not mean it is a sure thing, but the odds are now on our side!
The 76ers were led in scoring by their MVP center, Joel Embiid, who checked in with 33 points.
Tyrese Maxey was not far behind as the young guard finally put his struggles against the Celtics to rest, netting 30 points of his own.
But the biggest surprise of the night came from Danuel House, who came up clutch with 10 points of his own.
That number might not jump off the page to anyone in comparison to the other guys, but for a guy who has only played sparingly in the playoffs to be thrust into the rotation and answer the call, those 10 points were huge!
This game might be remembered as the Danuel House game when it is all said and done!
Funnily enough, at the beginning of the year, he made it a point to let me know how to correctly pronounce his name — Dan-U-ell House.
The ‘U’ is strong, not to be confused with Daniel.
The crowd at Xfinity Live was loving every moment of that game as the Sixers held the lead throughout.
If you don’t know, I have been hosting every road game during the playoffs there and will for the remainder of the postseason!
Each game gets more and more packed, so I am pumped for the next one!
But hopefully, it is not until the Eastern Conference Finals and the Sixers close out this series at home on Thursday!
Let’s go Sixers!