Embiid-less Sixers Beat Celtics, 109-98

A huge victory for the Philadelphia 76ers who improve to 25-14 over the Boston Celtics (25-11) in a Thursday matchup at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia.

Philadelphia played their first contest without Joel Embiid who is out with a finger injury.

Most times, when a star player goes down, the rest of the team steps up and that was the case in this one.

Al Horford really upped his game and threw down 17 points.

Ben Simmons accounted for 19 and Tobias Harris, 16.

Josh Richardson had a big first half with 15 of his game-high 29 points.

Philly blew the game open with a huge final quarter in which they outscored the Celtics, 32-18..

Boston was led by Kemba Walker’s  26 points. Marcus Smart contributed 24 and Jayson Tatum added a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards.

The victory was the third in three games against the Celtics.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.



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