76ers vs. Celtics live results: Sixers look to tie series
Celtics 75, Sixers 75 - End of 3Q
Jayson had 10 points in the third quarter and 15 points total. This is going to be a huge collapse for the Sixers if they canât turn it around.
Celtics 76, Sixers 68 - 2:24 3Q
Sixers 61, Celtics 61 - 8:04 3Q
AND THIS GAME IS TIED!
Sixers 56, Celtics 52 - Halftime
Oh my goodness. The Celtics just went on an 20-5 run to close the half. A mix of three-pointers and alley-oops and a lot of Terry Rozier.
Sixers 40, Celtics 24 - 8:19 2Q
The Celtics just donât ha ve the intensity they had in Game 1. This one is being completely dominated by Philly.
Sixers 31, Celtics 22 - END OF 1Q
JJ Reddick played out his mind in the first quarter. Heâs already racked up 13 points and is shooting 3-3 from beyond the arc. This one was especially pretty:
Sixers 18, Celtics 12 3:45 - 1Q
The Celtics come roaring back. This jam by Jaylen Brown has the entire place rocking!
Sixers 8, Celtics 0 8:56 - 1Q
The Sixers are off to a hot start as they try to bounce back from a disapointing Game 1 loss. JJ Reddick leads all scorers.
The Boston Celtics will host Game 2 of their second-round matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Boston surprisingly holds a 1-0 series lead despite being without Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving or Jaylen Brown. The team won Game 1 handily, 117-101, behind the scoring efforts of rookie Jayson Tatum, backup point guard Terry Rozier and Al Horford.
Those three combined for 83 points to outlast Joel Embiid and Ben Simmonsâ team. Horford had 26 points on just 12 shots from the field, Rozier had 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Tatum had 28 points on 16 shots. Can that unlikely trio prevail again? They may have to with Brown as a game-time decision. Heâll come off the bench if heâs cleared.
The Sixers will need more from Robert Covington in Game 2. The sharpshooter was anything but with just three points in the first game, missing all six shots he took from the field. Dario Saric had just 12 points on 11 shots too.
Embiid was himself with 31 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, J.J. Redick had 20 points on 13 shots and Simmons had 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists, though on seven turnovers.
âIt starts on defense. I thought I was sh*tty,â Embiid said according to ESPN. âI thought we were all bad tonight. Thatâs not who we are, definitely. I think when everybodyâs on, weâre the best defensive team in the game. Thereâs a lot of stuff that we game-planned that we didnât execute.â
Theyâll look for redemption on Thursday.
Celtics vs. Sixers Game 2
Date: May 3
Where: TD Garden, Boston
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Stream: Watch TNT
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