2018 NBA Playoffs

Final: Celtics 117, Sixers 101 — No Jaylen, no problem with career-nights for Tatum, Rozier

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With Jaylen Brown sidelined with a right hamstring injury, the pressure was on the C’s youngsters to take on additional responsibility with another top scorer out of the fold.

Terry Rozier (29 points) and Jayson Tatum (28 points) rose to the challenge on that front, both finishing with postseason career-highs for the second straight game to pace one of the C’s best offensive performances of the playoffs.

Al Horford added 26 points against an overwhelmed Sixers defense, that had consistent defensive breakdowns after six days of rest.

WHO: Celtics (0-0) vs. Sixers (0-0)

WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE:  TD Garden

PG: Terry Rozier
SG: Marcus Smart
SF: Jayson Tatum
PF: Al Horford
C: Aron Baynes

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: J.J. Redick 
F: Dario Saric
F: Robert Covington
C: Joel Embiid

Third Quarter Notes