Ben Simmons dominates in the 4th Quarter as the 76ers take down the Boston Celtics
After going through an offensive slump the last few games, Ben Simmons exploded for 11 points in the fourth quarter leading the Sixers to a 122-110 victory over the Boston Celtics. The Sixers finish their two-game series with Boston winning both games and six of their last seven regular-season matchups.
Joel Embiid had another MVP performance against the Celtics. Brad Stevens was unable to stop Joel and was forced to foul him continuously throughout the game. Embiid made them pay and was 14 for 15 from the line, while the Celtics “big” men tallied up 12 fouls. Overall, Joel finished with 38 points and 11 rebounds following his 42 point, 10 rebound performance on Wednesday.
Tobias Harris was arguably the most prominent player for the Sixers tonight. Shooting 83% from the floor in a 23 point outing, Harris could not be stopped. Doc has allowed Harris to flourish, and he has been fantastic in the mid-range game, making almost every bucket.
Returning from COVID-19, Seth Curry didn’t skip a beat. Curry fit right back in seamlessly, shooting 60% from deep and scored 15 points. Having Seth back has been huge for the 76ers’ offensive production.
Off the bench, Matisse Thybulle was another player coming out of a slump. Thybulle has nine points with two blocks. The stat sheet doesn’t fully show how much more active Thybulle looked on the court. Dwight Howard pulled in 12 rebounds, nine of which came in the first quarter.
For Boston, Jaylen Brown had another leading performance in Jayson Tatum’s absence, scoring a career high 42 points. The Celtics are now 8-6, and the 76ers still first in the east with an 11-5 record. The 76ers now travel to Detroit to face the Pistons tomorrow night at 8:00 and again on Monday.
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