Sixers spoil Jaylen Brown’s career night:Jaylen Brown matched his career-high with 42 points, but it wasn’t enough for the undermanned Celtics against a hot Sixers team — as the C’s dropped their third straight game on Friday night. Joel Embiid (38 points) was dominant in his second straight game against the visitors, while Tobias Harris added 23 points as the Sixers' offense rolled throughout the second half, scoring 73 points after intermission to help pull away from the Celtics in the fourth quarter with a 16-3 run.
Marcus Smart added 20 points for the Celtics, but really struggled in the fourth quarter during the Sixers' game-deciding run. The Celtics dropped to 1-3 without Jayson Tatum, with the All-Star expected to return to the floor Sunday night back at the Garden against the Cavs.
Where’s the defense? The 76ers are a middle of the road offensive team, but the Celtics made them look like juggernauts