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Sixers Beat Celtics to Take 2-1 Lead in Season Series | At The Buzzer

76ers Play Again Saturday Night in Miami Following Home Win Over Boston
by Matt Murphy

Snapshot:

The 76ers (24-17) defeated the Boston Celtics (21-22), 111-99, at home on Friday night and now lead the season series, 2-1.

Friday night was the first game of a home-road back-to-back for the Sixers, who will be in Miami on Saturday to face the Heat.

Philadelphia recorded shooting totals of 38-for-85 (.447) from the field, 14-for-41 (.341) from 3-point range, and 21-for-25 (.840) from the foul line in the victory. The visiting Celtics shot 37-for-78 (.474) from the field, 11-for-31 (.355) from beyond the arc, and 14-for-18 (.778) from the free-throw line.

The Sixers scored 31 points off 20 Boston turnovers, including seven by Jayston Tatum and five by Jaylen Brown.

Key Contributors:

Joel Embiid

  • Embiid secured a double-double with a game-high 25 points (7-15 fg, 2-7 3fg, 9-9 ft) on top of 13 rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes. His consecutive 30-point game streak came to an end at a franchise-record-tying eight games (Allen Iverson, Wilt Chamberlain).

Tyrese Maxey

  • Tying his career high for 3-pointers made with five, Maxey tallied 23 points (8-16 fg, 5-7 3fg, 2-2 ft) with five assists and a steal in 38 minutes.

Seth Curry

  • Curry posted 17 points on 5-for-12 shooting (5-9 3fg) and a pair of free throws. He added a game-high seven assists in 36 minutes of play.

Tobias Harris

  • Harris also scored 17 points in the win, finishing one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards in a game-high 39 minutes.

Matisse Thybulle

  • Thybulle matched a career high with five steals in 28 minutes. His final stat line also included eight points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots.

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The Sixers’ road meeting with the Heat on Saturday is an 8 p.m. start.

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