CL Pod 65: Embiid's trash talk, confetti & other premature things

You can't blame a team that's stunk on purpose for half a decade for getting a little over-excited on the cusp of a second-round playoff win.

You can blame a player for jumping the shark with his trash talk, just like you can blame the NBA media for believing "The Process" was complete, and clear favorites to come out of the East.

But that's what happened when Joel Embiid got a respectable lead at home, and when the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat in the first round to earn a second-round matchup with an injury-riddled Boston Celtics.

Even Las Vegas oddsmakers favored Philly, but three games to one later, the score is a little clearer on several accounts. Join Topher Lane and Justin Quinn as they break down the 76ers home stretch of the series, the...interesting officiating of Game Four, the games ahead in this series and beyond, and a whole lot more.

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