Ben Simmons ready to avenge Celtics in National Basketball Association
Ben Simmons ready to avenge Celtics in National Basketball Association
Brett Brown says decision to play TJ McConnell over Markelle Fultz in G1 shouldn't 'shock anybody'
07 May, 2018, 00:38
But the Sixers took their big lead early, and the Celtics rallied.
And all they do is keep winning. In their first round series with the Bucks, the home team prevailed in all seven contests.
And it paid off big-time for Brown and the Celtics, who are now off to Philly with a 2-0 series lead that they're looking to expand.
The Celtics have had their offensive struggles in the postseason, shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from beyond the arc: they averaged 11.4 three pointers per game. The Celtics sold out on sticking with players on the perimeter, and Boston also had the bodies to fight over screens and deny open shots for shooters coming off of curls. The Celtics were unaware of their status as underdogs and played like it in Thursday's Game 2 as they sent the 76ers home trailing 2-0 in the series. "It was probably below a grade one, but obviously we were going to be very cautious in bringing him back".
The Celtics were paced by Jayson Tatum (21 points) and Terry Rozier (19 points). Robert Covington added 22 points and nine rebounds.
"They felt like if he went above 25 that would've been a little bit more risky", said C's coach Brad Stevens. The Sixers had happy feet on defense all night, and despite having less active talent, Boston again played a better team game on both sides of the ball as they ground out the win. I feel like just playing basketball as it led up to that game was missing. Yes, it's still early in the series, and Philadelphia is the more talented team on paper.
JJ Redick led Philadelphia with 23 points in the loss.
To say Thursday's Game 2 meeting against the Boston Celtics was a game to forget for Ben Simmons would be a huge understatement after the Philadelphia 76ers rookie just couldn't figure out a way to get into a groove, no matter how hard he tried.
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The underdog's victory was keyed by a 22-point comeback in the second quarter and made possible by a 1-point effort from Philadelphia's Ben Simmons.
Sixers coach Brett Brown said the decision to sit Fultz hasn't come without some second-guessing.
As hot as the Celtics were in Game 1 on Monday, they were just as cold to begin Game 2.
The Sixers cut the lead to three with about 30 seconds to go in the game, and strangely the Sixers opted to not foul.
From the time Brown suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Game 7 win over Milwaukee, Stevens had consistently said Brown was doubtful for Game 2 although Brown told NBC Sports Boston after Game 1 that he would, in fact, be back for Game 2.
Tatum's role first increased when Gordon Hayward went down with an ankle injury, then again following Kyrie Irving's knee surgeries late in the season. But Al Horford was able to drive past Embiid for a layup with 8.3 seconds left.
The over is 8-1 in the Celtics' last 9 games following a straight up win, 8-1 in their last 9 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game, 8-1 in their last 9 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and 7-1 in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. The Sixers outrebounded Boston 18-10 and had 10 assists to Boston's three in a dominant first quarter.
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His ball striking seemed to be just fine. "With greens this firm, they're spring and putting slow, so my feel was off all day". But Woods clawed his way around the hard track in Thursday's sun-splashed first round to stay in touch with the leaders.
Matt Ryan is likely an Atlanta Falcon for life, just as it should be, and this deal was the right move for both sides. They have made six playoff appearances, reaching the NFC championship game during the 2012 season.
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The 11 are the most allowed by the Red Sox, whose 22-9 record is still the best in the majors. The over has cashed in one of those games, compared to four that've gone under in such games.
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