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The Philadelphia 76ers big man did plenty of that in the series against the Celtics, but it all came to an end on Wednesday night in Boston. We've gotta learn from it.

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are a great duo to build around for the 76ers.

As we always post in our mobile app (iOS/Android), here are grades and breakdowns for each Sixers player's performance and Brett Brown's coaching in the 114-112 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 5.

Of course for things to move forward, it will take work, lots of work and that starts with Allen Iverson's most remembered word "practice".

The franchise center said he and Simmons "have a lot of room to grow", and referenced the beginning of the Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook era in Oklahoma City as an example of how two young talents can reshape an organization. And going into the playoffs we felt like we had a really good chance, especially after winning 16 in a row (to close the regular season).

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"I think it is a mutual appreciation", Redick told reporters Thursday, a day after Philly's season ended in Game 5 with a loss to the Boston Celtics. We got a lot of talented guys; we didn't play our best. Looking at what we did, we have a bright future.

Simmons certainly felt like there was a lot more basketball left to be played, as he said: "The feeling right now is I didn't want to be done".

"I feel like this season was kind of like a success", Embiid said.

A year later, having helped the Sixers significantly further that process with a run to the Eastern Conference semifinals, the veteran sharpshooter indicated that he hopes to remain in Philadelphia in the future.


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