Jaylen Brown matched his career-high with 42 points but it wasn’t enough for the undermanned Celtics against a rolling Sixers team as the C’s dropped their third straight game on Friday night, 122-110 in Philly. Joel Embiid (38 points) was dominant in his second straight game against the visitors while Tobias Harris added 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting as the Sixers offense rolled throughout the second half, scoring 73 points after intermission and 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.
First Half Notes
The Celtics went on a 16-2 run midway through the first half to help erase an early deficit in response to Pritchard’s knee injury.
Jaylen Brown: Team-high 17 points in the first half on 7-of-14 shooting. Showed some extra energy on both ends of the