The Boston Celtics fell behind early, and they never could get back into it as the 76ers beat the C’s Friday night, 111-99. Boston falls below .500, at 21-22.
After Boston took a 10-4 lead in the early going, the Celtics could never get a lead after Philadelphia took control. The Sixers went on a 28-4 run to end the first quarter up 32-14, and Boston could never bounce back from the atrocious quarter.
It was a rough night for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, as the pair combined for a dozen turnovers despite combining for 41 points. To add to the atrocious first quarter, just one of the 12 turnovers came in the second half.
It was a solid night, however, for Rob Williams as the big man put up 12 points, to go along with 14 boards. Payton Pritchard also had 17 points off the bench shooting above 70 percent from the field.
Dennis Schroder didn’t contribute much either, as he had as many points (1) as he did flagrant fouls — a flagrant foul that arguably could have had him ejected from the game. His light push on Mattisse Thybulle during his dunk could have been a heavy injury, as Thybulle went down hard but was OK.
Boston will go right back at it tomorrow night against the Bulls, at 8:30 p.m. EST.