PHILADELPHIA — Gordon Hayward scored 26 details, which includes a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night.
Al Horford experienced 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to enable the Celtics ongoing their dominance in excess of the Sixers.
Taking part in without the need of All-Star stage guard Kyrie Irving, who sprained his suitable knee Saturday night, the Celtics defeat Philadelphia for the 3rd straight assembly this season right after defeating Philadelphia in 5 games in the Japanese Convention semifinals past season.
Joel Embiid experienced 23 details and 14 rebounds and Jimmy Butler scored 22 for Philadelphia.
Hayward’s 3 from the corner put Boston up 105-103 and Marcus Good extra a absolutely free toss. The Sixers experienced a chance to tie when Jimmy Butler went to the line for 3 absolutely free throws but he skipped two. Right after a turnover, Embiid missing the ball with beneath a moment still left. Good then blew previous Ben Simmons for a dunk to prolong the direct to 108-104 with 24 seconds still left. Butler made a driving layup and a absolutely free toss to minimize it to 108-107.
Right after Horford sank two absolutely free throws, Tobias Harris skipped a 3 and Embiid put it back again in with only 2.4 seconds still left. Butler could not get a desperation 3 off in time just before the buzzer sounded as the Sixers dropped their initially game in 3 considering that acquiring Harris in a flurry of moves past week.
The Celtics answered the call in their initially game considering that Marcus Morris questioned the team’s toughness right after they surrendered leads of 28 details to the Clippers and 18 details to the Lakers on their residence court docket.
Both teams are tied for the fourth location in the East with a 36-21 history.
Right after trailing for practically the total initially 50 percent, the Sixers opened the 3rd quarter on a 9- run to get a 55-52 direct. JJ Redick’s 3-pointer capped the run. Minutes later, Ben Simmons thrilled the group by driving all over Tatum and throwing down a thunderous suitable-handed jam. But Tatum answered at the opposite end with a spin shift all over Embiid and dunk in excess of Simmons.
The NBA stated Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not crack any league tampering guidelines when he spoke about probably operating with Simmons in the offseason. The investigation was initiated right after it was discovered Sunday that Simmons needed to meet with Johnson to speak about the art of remaining an elite stage guard. Johnson complimented Simmons publicly on Sunday. Sixers GM Elton Model stated Monday he by now told Simmons he would not make it possible for it.
Celtics: Enhanced to 14-13 on the road. … Horford was 6 for 23 from outside of the arc in excess of his past 10 games just before making 3 of 5. … Morris experienced 17 details.
76ers: Fell to 23-7 at residence. … Embiid was 9 of 22, which includes 2 of 8 from 3-stage array. … Harris was for 6 outside of the arc.
Celtics: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
76ers: Check out the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.