The Sixers were playing catchup for most of the game. The Celtics went on their first run of the game, an 11-2 push with 5:55 left in the 1st quarter, in a 4-minute span setting the score at 24-30. To close the 1st quarter Burke III missed a jump shot as the score was 26-35.
At the 10:07 mark in the 2nd quarter, the Celtics went on a 13-3 run setting the score at 33-48. With 4:50 left in the 2nd quarter, the Sixers went on a 12-0 run setting the score at 48-51. The score was 48-55 after Theis missed a jump shot to finish out the 2nd quarter.
At the 11:28 mark in the 3rd quarter, the 76ers went on an 11-0 run setting the score at 59-57. With 4:49 left in the 3rd quarter, Kemba Walker scored a three-pointer from a Jayson Tatum assist to tie the game. Harris missed a jump shot as the score was 77-80 to finish out the 3rd quarter.
The 76ers took control of the game in the 4th quarter. Josh Richardson made a jump shot, cutting the Philadelphia 76ers deficit to 1 point, at the 11:40 mark in the 4th quarter. Furkan Korkmaz made a three-pointer from a Trey Burke III assist extending the 76ers 4 point lead, a big play at the 9:47 mark in the 4th quarter. At the 9:30 mark in the 4th quarter.
Marcus Smart scored a big three-pointer, cutting the Celtics deficit to only 1 point. Josh Richardson stole the ball from Marcus Smart, a big play at the 9:10 mark in the 4th quarter. Great play at the 8:08 mark in the 4th quarter as Josh Richardson dunked from an Al Horford assist to open the Sixers 3 point lead.
Korkmaz made a three-pointer from a Trey Burke III assist extending the 76ers 4 point lead, a key play at the 6:44 mark in the 4th quarter. With 5:16 left in the 4th quarter, The Celtics were hoping to come back as Hayward made a shot, cutting the Celtics deficit to 2. Simmons led the Sixers 2 minutes 9-0 push with 4:04 left in the 4th quarter scoring 5 points and setting the score at 105-94. The score was 109-98 at the end of the game after Daniel Theis missed a jump shot.
Contributors for the Sixers: Josh Richardson contributed 29 points (9-of-16 from the field) and 7 assists. Ben Simmons had 19 points (9-of-15 from the field) and 9 rebounds. Al Horford had 17 points (7-of-11 from the field), 6 assists and 5 offensive rebounds. Tobias Harris contributed 16 points (7-of-17 FG) and 7 rebounds.
Notable players for the Celtics: Marcus Smart contributed 24 points (9-of-14 FG) and 5 threes made. Kemba Walker contributed 26 points (10-of-20 shooting) and 5 threes made. Jayson Tatum contributed 15 points (4-of-13 shooting) and 10 rebounds. Jaylen Brown contributed 6 points (2-of-12 from the field) and 5 rebounds. Gordon Hayward had 8 points (4-of-11 shooting). Both teams were at full strength today with no notable injuries.
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