76ers, Celtics square off with series tied 1-1
Boston Celtics (57-25, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (54-28, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -1.5; over/under is 214
EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 1-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics are in a 1-1 series tie in the Eastern Conference second round. The Celtics beat the 76ers 121-87 in the last matchup. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 25 points, and Tobias Harris led the 76ers with 16 points.
The 76ers have gone 34-18 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 25.2 assists per game led by James Harden averaging 10.7.
The Celtics are 11-5 against the rest of their division. Boston ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 14.0 fast break points per game led by Brown averaging 4.7.
TOP PERFORMERS: Harden is shooting 44.1% and averaging 21.0 points for the 76ers. Joel Embiid is averaging 14.8 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Celtics. Brown is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 8-2, averaging 109.5 points, 43.4 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.2 points per game.
Celtics: 7-3, averaging 120.4 points, 45.4 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 5.7 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 51.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.7 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.
Celtics: Danilo Gallinari: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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