Final: Celtics 121, Sixers 114 (OT) — Irving posts 40 points in Christmas classic

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Kyrie Irving refused to let the Celtics lose for the second straight year at home on Christmas Day. The All-Star posted the first 40 point, 10 rebound game of his career and scored six crucial points in overtime to help rally the Celtics to a 121-114 win over the Sixers. Irving also hit a game-tying shot in regulation to force the extra frame before knocking down back-to-back 3s to put the C’s up for good in the game’s final two minutes. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris chipped in with 23 points each in the victory as the hosts overcame 34 points from Joel Embiid. 

WHO: Celtics (19-13) vs. Sixers (22-12)
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:  TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

First Half Notes