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Boston Celtics take a hard-fought win against the Philadelphia 76ers

The Boston Celtics kicked off the first round series against the Philadelphia 76ers with a hard-fought 109: 101 win (BOXSCORE) celebrated. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, in particular, are running hot, the latter even entering the record books. Joel Embiid, on the other hand, remains pale in the crucial phase.

Boston Celtics (3) – Philadelphia 76ers (6) 109:101 (BOXSCORE), Serie: 1-0

For the 21st time in the long history of the NBA, the Celtics and Sixers meet in the playoffs, in the first game of this year’s series the two Eastern powers fought a hot fight – with the better end for Boston. The duo Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown ended up being too much for Philadelphia.

Tatum ran particularly hot in the second quarter and ended the game with a new playoff career high of 32 points at 10 of 21 out of the field. In addition, the 22-year-old grabbed 13 rebounds and became the youngest player in Celtics history with a 30/10 game in the postseason.

In the second half, Tatum had problems with the matchup with Matisse Thybulle. But Brown was there in the final stages, the 23-year-old scored 15 of his 29 points (9/16 FG, 5/8 threesomes) in the fourth quarter. In addition, Kemba Walker delivered 19 points and 5 assists and Daniel Theis also showed a strong performance with 9 points, 3 boards as well as 3 assists and a good defense.

In the fourth quarter, however, Boston had to accept a downer. In a fight for a rebound, Gordon Hayward (12 points, 5/13 FG) badly bent his right ankle and hobbled off the floor. The forward couldn’t come back with a sprained ankle.

On the Sixers’ side, Joel Embiid was the best man with 26 points (8/15 FG) and 16 rebounds, but did not get as much in the second half as the Sixers would have liked. Josh Richardson did a strong job at both ends of the court (18 points, 6 rebounds), Alec Burks delivered instant offense from the bench (18) and Tobias Harris also got 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

But that wasn’t enough to win, also because the Sixers lost 18 balls. Boston only made 7 turnover. Game 2 of the series is on the program in the night from Wednesday to Thursday (0.30 a.m.).

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