The Boston Celtics have had the Philadelphia 76ers number as of late. Boston took them down once again on the road 112-109.
Jayson Tatum had a very good game with 20 points on 46.7 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked two shots, and recorded two steals. Al Horford scored 23 points on 56.2 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded five assists, and recorded four steals.
Marcus Morris scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded two assists. The Celtics bench scored 39 points. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points on 72.7 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed four rebounds, recorded three assists, and had one steal.
Kyrie Irving didn’t play in this game because of a knee injury. Terry Rozier started in his place. He scored five points and he struggled from the field. Rozier only shot 25 percent and he also grabbed four rebounds, recorded five assists, blocked one shot, and had one steal.
Joel Embiid led Philadelphia in scoring with 23 points. He shot 40.9 percent from the field. Embiid also grabbed 14 rebounds, recorded three assists, and blocked two shots.
Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 58.3 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed nine rebounds and recorded one assist.
J.J. Reddick and Ben Simmons each scored 16 points. Reddick shot 50 percent from downtown and he made four 3’s. J.J. Reddick also grabbed three rebounds and recorded two assists. Simmons shot 77.7 percent from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds, recorded five assists, and recorded three steals.
Tobias Harris scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded two assists. The 76ers bench scored 22 points and T.J. McConnell scored nine of them. He shot 66.7 percent from the field. McConnell recorded three assists and had a steal.
The Boston Celtics biggest lead was 10 points and the Philadelphia 76ers biggest lead was eight points. These two teams will play each other one more time this season in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 20.
Boston’s next game will be against the Detroit Pistons at home on Wednesday night. Philadelphia’s next game will be against the New York Knicks on the road on Wednesday night.