Not since the 2000-2001 season have the Philadelphia 76ers swept all four games against the Boston Celtics.
It won’t happen this season either with Boston (33-15) cruising against a lackluster (31-19)76ers, 116-95.
If someone were to ask “what does a bad game look like?” One would simply need to show the Philadelphia performance in this one.
It didn’t figure to be the way it was as Boston was missing Kemba Walker.
How bad was it you ask…Philly was 7 for 33 from long range. Joel Embiid committed four turnovers and, at one point was 1 for 11 from the field.
Shake Milton who was lights out in the past few games had his lights turned off with a 11 point night and a 1 for 4 from three point land.
Furkan Korkmaz scored 14 while Ben Simmons attempted to carry the load with a 23 point contest.
Embiid finished with an anemic 11 points.
The Celtics got double digit nights from five players including Jayson Tatum with 25, Marcus Smart 16, Brad Wanamaker with 15 and Semi Ojeley’s 11.
Jaylen Brown led Boston with a big 32 point game.
The game marked the first time since he became a Sixer, Al Horford faced his former team.
A back story that went on was a playful back and forth between Horford and former teammate, Marcus Smart.
Each player made a gesture to the other during the action. Neither seemed to be more than friendly “taunting”.
Philadelphia is hanging on the sixth spot in the playoff race and need to right their road ship.