BSJ Game Report: Celtics 109, 76ers 101 — Brown/Tatum carry C’s to ugly win

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics' 109-101 victory over the 76ers with BSJ insight and analysis 

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Celtics rally for win behind their young stars: Jayson Tatum became the youngest Celtic in franchise history to score 30+ points and grab 10+ rebounds in a playoff game while Jaylen Brown scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, helping the C’s rally for a crucial Game 1 victory. Tatum led the way with 32 points and 13 rebounds to go with three blocks, helping take advantage of a Sixers team that didn’t have a good defensive matchup for him on the wing. Brown was the hero late though, helping the C’s rally back from 13-0 Sixers run at the beginning of the fourth quarter despite suffering a right thigh contusion early in the second half after a collision with Joel Embiid.

Embiid had a team-high 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Sixers but the C’s did a nice job slowing him down with