Sixers’ Tobias Harris had five simple words in reaction to playoff matchup with Celtics
Following the results of Wednesday’s games, the Philadelphia 76ers are now set to face off against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. For his part, Sixers forward Tobias Harris had a very straightforward response when asked about what he thinks about this potentially fiery first-round matchup.
For Tobias Harris, it’s just all about getting the W:
Sixers Tobias Harris on matching up with the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs: “My thoughts are, let’s win.”
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) August 13, 2020
The Sixers and the Celtics have had more than a few feisty battles in the past, and this first-round meeting should be no different. It will not come as a surprise if this matchup emerges as one of the most heated first-round contests in the playoffs.
Philly suffered a close loss to the defending champs, the Toronto Raptors, on Wednesday, 125-121. They have been missing their star point guard Ben Simmons, and will continue to be without him the rest of the way, with the 24-year-old recently departing the Disney World bubble to undergo surgery on his left knee. This is going to be a huge problem for Philadelphia moving forward, and guys like Harris will need to step up in the absence of their All-Star point guard.
As for the Celtics, they have successfully retained their position at the third spot in the East, which means that they will be pitted against the sixth-seeded Sixers in the first round. Boston will have the homecourt advantage, but as we all know, the fact that all the games will be played inside neutral grounds pretty much negates said advantage.