BSJ Game Report: Celtics 114, Sixers 103 — What a turnaround

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics’ 114-103 win over the Sixers in quickie form.


Another impressive comeback: The Sixers were running a sluggish Celtics team out of the gym for the first 18 minutes of Thursday’s contest, building a 54-33 lead at one point before the Celtics turned the tables. Boston’s offense came alive, the defense locked down the Sixers shooters and the C’s ran away with the game, unleashing a furious 69-31 run over the next 24 minutes on the way to the eventual victory. Jaylen Brown (game-high 21 points) led the way for a balanced scoring effort that had five different players pitching in with between 13 and 21 points each (Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford). The Celtics have now come back from a 12-point deficit for a win nine times on the year.