Sixers are in Boston to face the Celtics, looking for their second straight win
For the first time this season, the Sixers will face the Boston Celtics tonight at 7:30. The game is away, and both teams are going into the matchup with an 11-10 record. I can guarantee not many people expected this to be the Sixers record 21 games into the season, but injuries, Ben Simmons, and COVID-19 happened, so there’s not much this team can do now but move forward.
The Celtics are 4-2 in their last 6 games, and the Sixers are 3-3 in their last 6 games. Jaylen Brown is questionable for tonight, as he is conditioning his injured hamstring. The Celtics are very solid on defense, and in the last 4 games, they’ve held 3 teams to under 100 points. Boston has also been hit with injury and illness lately. Robert Williams missed the last 3 games due to illness, and Dennis Schroder recently dealt with an ankle sprain.
First-year coach Ime Udoka expects his team to be back at full strength tonight…how perfect is that for the Sixers??? (Please pick up on my sarcasm).
How could I forget to mention that Al Horford is a Celtic? Does anyone else miss him? Because I sure don’t. Horford was with the Celtics from 2016-2019, and is now with the team again. It should actually be a crime that he was once with Philadelphia. I really try and block those painful memories out of my mind.
The 76ers barely beat the Magic the other night, but I don’t care because a win is a win! Seth Curry led all Sixers with 24 points and shot a beautiful 10-13 from the field, and 3-5 from 3-point range. Embiid recorded his 4th double-double this season…not too bad for a guy in just his second game back from COVID-19, right?
Since Embiid and Harris have returned, there has been a slight decline in Tyrese Maxey’s scoring game, but his assist percentage has increased which is a good thing to see if you’re a Philadelphia fan. I’m not too surprised to see Maxey scoring less, because he isn’t the main scorer on this team.
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This is the 76ers start of what will be a 4-game road trip. One of the biggest keys to getting a win tonight is rebounding. The Celtics are phenomenal on the defensive glass, grabbing 74% of their opponents misses. The Sixers are only securing 24% of their misses shots, which in my opinion is not good because of how much height this team has. Most times, your defender doesn’t even box you out so there’s no reason as to why you can’t go in and grab more offensive rebounds. (Sorry for that mini rant).
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|Philadelphia 76ers||+117||+3 (-113)||O 206.5 (-112)|
|Boston Celtics||-141||-3 (-109)||U 206.5 (-112)|
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Now that this team is back at full strength, there is absolutely no excuse as to why they can’t get back in the win column, and slowly start creeping up the conference standings. In addition to Horford, Josh Richardson is on the Celtics as well. I’m still shocked that Daryl Morey traded Richardson for SETH CURRY. Curry has been such a positive addition to Philadelphia, and the Sixers clearly won in that trade.
My guess for tonight’s game is Thybulle is gonna be matched up with Jayson Tatum. Tatum had a horrendous game against the Raptors, shooting 2-16 from the floor. I would love to see Tisse guarding him tonight, as he is one of the NBA’s best defenders.
Like I said earlier, the Sixers need to start winning games…and tonight is the perfect opportunity to do so. Parx Sportsbook prediction is going to have to be Sixers moneyline at +117. The value is there. Embiid and the rest of the Sixers should be ready to rock in Boston. Let’s ride.