Celtics vs. 76ers Overreactions: Jayson Tatum's absence is glaring originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston. Get real-time NBA basketball coverage and scores as Boston Celtics takes on Philadelphia 76ers. As mentioned above, Tatum's return will make all the difference. “I know they change phones as of today.”. It’s been working well.”. After getting to the free-throw line 21 times in Wednesday's game, Embiid had 13 free-throw attempts Friday and finished with 38 points to go with 11 rebounds. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 26 points and Marcus Smart had 25. NBA. When the Celtics snapped a tie game in the third with a 9-0 run it was Embiid -- who else? Celtics +5 (-110) Under 222.5 (-110) Kemba Walker Over 18.5 Points (+100) NBA Parlays. Meanwhile on the other end, we attack and we don’t get the whistles. “I get a feeling starting today my texts may not go through anymore,” Rivers said, laughing. His reverse dunk in transition in the third quarter was the play of the game. Global; Teams. Teams ... 76ers vs Celtics (01.20.21) Highlights from the 117-109 win against the … How to Watch. ET Jan. 22 at Wells Fargo Center. When Tatum, Brown, and Walker are finally back on the court together, the Sixers and the rest of the East will be put on notice. Fortunately for Boston, Tatum could be back in the Celtics lineup as soon as Sunday. — Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 22 rebounds, Jamal Murray hit a difficult 3-pointer to force overtime and the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Phoenix Suns 120-112 in two overtimes Saturday night. Philadelphia is out to keep their three-game … Jamal Murray sends the game to overtime and seals it in the second OT, sending the Nuggets to a 120-112 victory vs. the Suns. He did it in 34 minutes and scored 20 points in a half (22 in the first) for the fifth time this season. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics. Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds, and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Celtics trailed the 76ers by about 10 points for much of the quarter, but Semi Ojeleye entered the game and threw up two airballs before draining this 3-pointer. Ben Simmons had 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Sixers. Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry will be looking to return to the floor on Friday against the Boston Celtics for the first time since Jan. 6 after he tested positive for COVID on Jan. 7. Tatum has missed two weeks in the NBA's health and safety protocols He … ET on Wednesday. Once again, Joel Embiid proved to be too much for the C's to handle. “It’s not sort of, it’s ‘for sure’ MVP-caliber,” Harris said of his teammate. Payton Pritchard's injury could be a major blow. Embiid scoffs at Smart's flailing claim (1:11). “He’s just more talented than even I knew. He does a lot of that.”. At this rate, the All-Star center could be in contention for a bigger prize. He sank both again in the clutch. Kemba Walker scored 19 points in his second game of the season after he missed the first 11 with a left knee injury. As of now, the C's are calling it a right knee sprain. Jaylen Brown was the bright spot for Boston in the loss. Celtics vs 76ers Betting Card. There's no doubt the 22-year-old's absence has been glaring. The 76ers are at the ninth spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (113.8 PPG), while the Celtics allow the 12th-fewest points per game (110.1) in the league. … Want some action on the NBA? — Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Philadelphia is favored by 5 points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points expected is set at 221.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).Before making any Celtics vs. 76ers … “I’m not surprised at the level,” coach Doc Rivers said. The Boston Celtics suffered their second straight loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and third consecutive loss overall Friday night, 122-110. The 76ers have out-scored their opponents by a total of 53 points this season (3.5 points per game on average), and the Celtics … It isn't exactly breaking news that Tatum's absence hurts, but it just goes to show the Celtics are a shell of themselves when their superstar forward is forced to miss time. For now, Philly owns the top spot in the conference while the Celtics slide down to fourth place. The Boston Celtics are steadily moving toward having a full roster again. Boston Celtics Payton Pritchard Ruled Out for Celtics vs. 76ers After Suffering Knee Injury Blake Schuster Senior Analyst II January 23, 2021 Comments ET. The 76ers are considered to be the Celtics… No one expected Pritchard to make such a tremendous impact off the bench for the Celtics in his rookie campaign, but here we are. Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers -5. Boston’s Marcus Smart said Embiid “flails and he gets the call. Celtics Injury Report: Jayson Tatum Remains Out Vs. 76ers. The team released its latest injury report Tuesday ahead of Wednesday night's road game versus the Philadelphia 76ers. 3. We bring you the latest game previews, live stats, and recaps on CBSSports.com Here are three instant overreactions to the Celtics' defeat: The C's began their season 7-3, and now they're 8-6 after missing Tatum the last four games due to health and safety protocols. Rivers was invited to speak at a Joe Biden rally after the President used Rivers’ words in an October speech, calling for racial unity at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The 76ers are 9-5 overall but hold a blistering 7-1 mark at home. Next up is a matchup vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden Sunday night at 7 p.m. View photos for Photos | 76ers vs Celtics (01.20.21) NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network. Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Rivers said he has been friends with Vice President Kamala Harris for nearly a decade and became “emotional” watching the inauguration. Danny Green’s fourth 3-pointer of the game put the Sixers up 108-105 and they put away a Celtics team that swept them in the first-round of the playoffs last season. Celtics: F Jayson Tatum is out of health and safety protocol and could play Friday against the 76ers. 76ers -4.5 (-110) Under 220.5 (-110) Ben Simmons Over 7.5 assists (-120) NBA Parlays. As great as Brown has been, it clearly isn't enough when going up against top teams like the 76ers. I knew he was extremely talented, but he has so many more gifts.”. ... Seth Curry and Vincent Poirier remained out for COVID-related reasons. Sure, the 76ers took care of the Celtics in both of this week's matchups, but let's see what happens when Boston is back at full strength. Rivers said he has talked and texted with Harris since the November election, but joked he’s not so sure he’ll be in her contacts in the immediate future. Plus, Kemba Walker looking more like himself these last couple of games is an encouraging sign. Jayson Tatum Will Not Return To Celtics Lineup Friday Night Vs. 76ers By CBSBoston.com Staff January 22, 2021 at 8:26 am Filed Under: Boston Celtics , Jayson Tatum , nba , Sports News Walker returned in the fourth — he played only 90 seconds in the third on a minutes restriction — and the Sixers had to run out a lineup without Embiid or Simmons early in the quarter. Jayson Tatum Out for Celtics in Game 2 vs 76ers Tatum returned to the Celtics practice facility today, but will not join the team in Philadelphia for the second game of the 76ers series. Joel Embiid scoffs at Marcus Smart's claim that he "flails" for calls. It’s tough playing like that.” Embiid laughed off the accusation and said, “I’m sure he knows himself and knows his game, too. The 24-year-old continued his outstanding season with 42 points to tie his career-high. ... F Mike Scott also sat out with swelling in his right knee. O/U: 221.5. Simmons was whistled for two offensive fouls within 30 seconds late in the third and the Celtics ended the quarter with a 92-86 lead. Shake Milton, making a case for top NBA sixth man, and Harris, whose three-point play gave the Sixers a 100-99 lead, kept it a game until Embiid and Simmons returned. Get a summary of the Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers basketball game The Sixers fell short in their attempt to trade for James Harden and left Embiid to perform the heavy lifting for a franchise that needs at least one other elite scorer to make a serious run in the East. The Boston Celtics will be without star forward Jayson Tatum in Friday's game versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Rivers has insisted he’s not worried about Simmons’ stats, but the Sixers need more than what he’s giving them. Here's the … Location: Wells Fargo Center. Place your legal sports bets on this game or others in CO, IN, NJ, and WV at BetMGM. The Boston Celtics take on the Philadelphia 76ers in a nationally televised clash at 7 p.m. Simmons was expected to develop into that true cornerstone star to pair with Embiid, only this season there has been more frustration than flashes of brilliance. The Boston Celtics suffered their second straight loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and third consecutive loss overall Friday night, 122-110. PHILADELPHIA -- — Joel Embiid has been the early season MVP for the Sixers. Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds, and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. “I thought not only did he score those points, he also handed the double (team) pretty well and on a couple of occasions, it led to 3-pointers.”. Time: 7:00 PM EST. Embiid is off to the best start of his career and topped 40 points for the second time in three games. Celtics vs 76ers Betting Card. We'll find out more about the severity of the injury in the coming days. However, head coach Brad Stevens says Tatum won't get his usual playing time right out of the gate. -- who steadied the Sixers with a three-point play. Down three, Embiid sank a fadeway to hit 38 points to pull the Sixers within one, grabbed a defensive board, drove to the hoop and was fouled. Celtics vs. 76ers Overreactions: Jayson Tatum's absence is glaring, the knee injury he suffered in Friday night's loss. “He’s going to score some, but 42 is too much,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ... C Robert Williams was cleared to play after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers said he expects star center Joel Embiid will play against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night in a clash between two of the three teams -- along with … He shot 12 of 19 from the floor (one 3-pointer) and was 17 of 21 from the free-throw line. If Pritchard is forced to miss an extended period of time, that's a huge blow to a Celtics second unit that needed all the help it could get heading into the season. Philly beat Boston … Sixers have chance to bounce back vs. Celtics as Seth Curry returns New, 95 comments By Tom West @TomWestNBA Jan 20, 2021, 7:30am EST The 76ers–Celtics rivalry is a National Basketball Association (NBA) rivalry between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics.The two teams have the most meetings in the NBA playoffs, playing each other in 21 series (and the 1954 Eastern Division Round Robin), with the Celtics winning 14 of them. Embiid checked in with 7:44 left and the Sixers holding that one-point lead. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics are set to square off in an Atlantic Division matchup at 7:30 p.m. The 30-year-old point guard dropped 19 points in both games vs. Philly. The No. Highlights from the 117-109 win against the Boston Celtics. 26th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft has been a major spark plug for Boston this season, which makes the knee injury he suffered in Friday night's loss an absolute bummer. “I can attack in a different style. Skip to main content. The Celtics and Sixers are back at it Friday in Philly. Once again, Joel Embiid proved to be too much for the C's to handle. It's the second of two road games versus the Sixers this week. 76ers TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia 76ers: G Furkan Korkmaz returned after missing several games with a left adductor strain. (1:11). 5 takeaways from Celtics vs. 76ers, as Joel Embiid has a good point about free throws "The game is physical, other teams tend to try to be extra physical against me." “If they double, we’ve got way too many shooters for me to be able to kick it out,” Embiid said. Transition in the third and the Celtics slide down to fourth place dropped 19 points in games! 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