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Meek Mill to attend Sixers-Celtics Game 2 in Boston

Meek Mill to attend Sixers-Celtics Game 2 in Boston

Good news for people who like small-sample-size made-up stats because the Sixers are undefeated in 2018 when Meek Mill attends their game.

Meek Mill will be in Boston this evening when the Sixers look to even the series at one game apiece, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

Mill will be a guest of Sixers' co-owner Michael Rubin who has been a pivotal voice in helping get Meek out of prison. 

Sports Illustrated wrote a very in-depth story on Rubin's involvement and the wild day last week when Meek was released from prison, hopped on a helicopter, and wound up at Game 5 of the Sixers series against the Miami Heat. Mill rang the ceremonial bell prior to tip off.

There was also news today that Amazon is ordering a documentary series on the Meek saga with Jay Z's involvement.

Hopefully there will be multiple episodes in it featuring Sixers' wins.

UPDATE: Yep. Traveling in style.

Plenty of Philly celebrities take in Sixers' series-clinching victory

Plenty of Philly celebrities take in Sixers' series-clinching victory

Meek Mill and Kevin Hart sat together courtside (see story), but they weren’t the only Philadelphia notables taking in Game 5 of the Sixers-Heat series at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Take a look at others in the crowd as the Sixers bounced the Heat from the playoffs Tuesday (see game recap)

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie had fun with Hart and Meek Mill. 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf was in the building.

Corey Clement was joined by fellow Eagles Jalen Mills, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Derek Barnett and Wendell Smallwood. New York Jets wide receiver and Temple product, Robby Anderson, was also in attendance. 

Former Sixers Jumaine Jones, Nik Stauskas, Marc Iavaroni, Billy Owens and Tim Perry watched the game. The NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats, with NBA-level talents of their own, were honored at half court. 

Boxers Bernard Hopkins, Bryant Jennings and Jessie Hart watched the Sixers throw a knockout punch.

Musical artists Biz Markie, Beanie Sigel, Chill Moody and Lil Dicky also were among the 21,171 sellout crowd. 

Sixers blitz Heat in 2nd half of Game 5 win to advance

Sixers blitz Heat in 2nd half of Game 5 win to advance

BOX SCORE

What a night at the Wells Fargo Center. 

The Sixers are moving on to the second round, eliminating the Heat with a 104-91 Game 5 victory on their home court Tuesday. 

They will face the winner of the series between the No. 2 Celtics and No. 7 Bucks. The Celtics lead, 3-2. Sixers fans chanted “We Want Boston” in the fourth quarter. 

• With Meek Mill and Kevin Hart sitting courtside (see story), the Sixers took over the game in the third quarter and fended off a late Heat run. The teams were tied, 46-46, at halftime before the Sixers outscored the Heat 34-20 over the next 12 minutes. The Heat wouldn’t go away, though. They went on a 10-0 run and cut the Sixers’ lead to eight with just under six minutes to play, plenty of time for more physical basketball. James Johnson was called for a technical with 5:24 to go on a rough play against Marco Belinelli.

• Joel Embiid’s first playoff home game went just about as you would have thought: a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double. Embiid had a strong 8-for-14 shooting performance after struggling to go a combined 7 for 22 in his first two games back. The Sixers will have time before the next round for Embiid to continue to get adjusted to wearing his mask. 

• The Heat did not go easy on Ben Simmons. Early in the game, a running Josh Richardson took out Simmons by the legs as they intersected while Simmons drove the basket. Simmons tumbled and instantly bounced back up. In the third quarter, Goran Dragic swiped Simmons in the head and was called for a technical. Simmons shook all of it off, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. 

• Eagles owner Jeff Lurie, Eagles running back Corey Clement, boxer Bernard Hopkins and former Sixer Nik Stauskas were among those in attendance. The game had the crowd on its feet, just watch the video below to see. 

• JJ Redick shot a perfect 10 for 10 from the line en route to a game-high 27 points. He was the only player to surpass 20 points. Kelly Olynyk led the Heat with 18 points off the bench. 

• The Sixers turned around that turnover problem from Game 4. They committed 15, compared to 27 on Saturday. Their three-point struggles continued (7 for 28), but they made up for them by outscoring the Heat, 46-40, in the paint. 

• Sixers fans fittingly wrapped up the game by chanting "Trust the Process."