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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.