Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics odds and point spread

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics odds and point spread

While the Sixers may have the edge in talent on the floor, the Celtics have the clear advantage in the coaching. Maybe that's overstating things, but not by a lot.

The offensive abilities of Embiid and Simmons could present problems for the defensive-minded Celtics (as Embiid does with his low-post defense).

General manager Jon Horst said at the time that the team would conduct a search after the season and that Prunty would be a candidate.

Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers have tasted a rare loss as the Boston Celtics convincingly took the opening game of their National Basketball Association eastern conference semi-finals series. Terry Rozier scored 29 points while shooting 7-of-9 from beyond the arc, while Philly looked lethargic in its first game in six days.

Boston sank 47 per cent of their three-pointers. It's a staggering contrast, for sure.

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the hottest teams this postseason after they charged into the playoffs behind their star rookie Ben Simmons, as well as behind contributions from limited rookie Markelle Fultz. His 26-point performance in Game 7 led the way to the series-clinching victory. "He's been great all year". "Keep bringing it, and we'll see how it goes".

With much of the attention focused on Philadelphia young guns Simmons and Joel Embiid, Boston's youth movement of Tatum and Rozier led the way. He's the stabilizing veteran and the team leader, and he set the tone on Saturday night early on when the Celtics needed to establish themselves.

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The Celtics' guards certainly have their hands full with Simmons wreaking havoc in the open court. The Celtics were up 25-22 after the first.

Stevens also spoke about the performance of rookie Jayson Tatum, saying he was "really consistent" during his 28-point effort.

"You just out there having fun", said Rozier.

In the final regular season matchup between the two teams Philadelphia was finally able to defeat the Celtics. Big Al also deserves some strong consideration, especially with what he did against the Sixers during the regular season (16.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in four meetings). No other team had been more accurate in the playoffs. Stevens said then that Brown remained doubtful. "I can read going off the pick and roll, and how can I be better and set-up my teammates and stuff". Just as he likes talking trash, Embiid also likes to take in the very bad things that people say to him. He has a tough task this series, but you are certain to get his max effort. JJ Redick scored 20, and Ben Simmons totaled 18 points, seven boards and six assists with seven turnovers for the 76ers, who suffered their second loss since March 13.

When the series starts on Monday night, the Sixers go into the series in some ways the more probable team to come out a victor, despite the Celtics' higher seed and home court advantage. "It's been awhile since we played them", Tatum said.

Celtics offense with Jaylen Brown out/limited - The big concern for the Celtics will be Brown's availability.

In their last 21 games, the 76ers have gone a remarkable 20-1 straight up and 15-6 against the spread, according to the OddsShark NBA Database.