Boston Celtics (35-21) vs Philadelphia 76ers (36-20) Live NBA Basketball Game on FEB 12TH, 2019 08:00 PM EDT and Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers made significant improvements in the trade deadline last week and have since played as a team in the right direction. The Boston Celtics, who visited the 76ers on Tuesday, did not bring any updates before the deadline and look like a team that would need a reorganization.
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After a quiet day last Thursday, the Celtics lost to the Los Angeles Lakers with a drummer, then widened the gap 28 points before losing Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers 123-112 after a demoralizing loss. “I mean, for me it’s not really about a loss,” striker Marcus Morris told reporters in a session that opened his eyes after the game. “It’s about the attitude we’re playing in. The guys have their heads down, it’s just not fun, it’s not fun, we’re not competitive at a high level.” we won, it’s still not fun, we do not see the joy in the game.
“Morris’ high note contrasts with what’s happening in Philadelphia, where the Sixers are winning impressive victories against the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers in a series of Changes in the calendar Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds in the Lakers’ 143-120 loss on Sunday, while Philadelphia won one game ahead of Boston to finish fourth in the fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
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Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers: News
THE CELTICS (35-21):
Saturday’s collapse began at the end of the first half of the game, after Kyrie Irving, the All-Star goalkeeper, injured his knee and trained him daily. Gordon Hayward had 19 points, the highest number on the team, while the other Irving starters joined 14 shots on goal for 42 without their leader. “There are no excuses,” coach Brad Stevens told reporters about Irving’s injury. “These things happen and we all have to prepare for that, so I’ll go back and see what I can do better, what we can do better and get out of there.”
THE 76ers (36-20):
Embiid had a 12-out-of-16 victory in Sunday’s session, while new striker Tobias Harris was 22 points out of 9 of 14 in his second team game. Game creator Ben Simmons provided seven assists and surprised the crowd with a rare three-point effort that came and went, possibly indicating an addition to the dynamic All-Star repertoire. “I think I’m more aggressive, I take more open shots and I’m just trying to develop my game that way,” Simmons, who is 0-14 on his team, told reporters. career. “I think I’m coming, it takes time, but I’m going to get there.”
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers: Betting Odds
- The Celtics took the first two meetings, both at home. Irving scored 40 points in the overtime win against the Sixers on Christmas Day.
- Hayward has an average of 9.4 points, with 25.9% of the distance of 3 points on the road, compared to 11.8 in 36.4% at home.
- Sixers PG T. McConnell has 8: 8 with a 33 minute response time in his last two games.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers: Prediction
- 76ers 112, Celtics 107