Celtics

Final: Celtics 112, Sixers 109 — Huge performances by Horford and Hayward carry C’s

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Celtics put together their first road win over a .500 team since November on Tuesday night, fighting off a second half rally by the Sixers to come away with a 112-109 win. Al Horford (23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals) was the star of the night in conjunction with Gordon Hayward, who tied a career-high with six made 3s on his way to 26 points off the bench. The visitors led by as many as 10 in the first half thanks to a stellar defensive effort against Philadelphia's new-look starting five but they couldn't hold down the hosts for long as they stormed back at the start of the third quarter.

Boston righted the ship at the end of the frame with a 21-10 run, while Jayson Tatum (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Marcus Morris (17 points) chipped in with big buckets in a back-and-forth fourth quarter to help Boston pull out their fourth straight road win. The victory gives Boston a win in the season series against the C's as well with a 3-0 edge with just one game remaining.

Second Quarter Notes