Boston takes 2-1 lead into game 4 against Philadelphia
Boston Celtics (57-25, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (54-28, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -2.5; over/under is 214.5
EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Celtics lead series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference second round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Celtics won the last meeting 114-102 on May 5 led by 27 points from Jayson Tatum, while Joel Embiid scored 30 points for the 76ers.
The 76ers are 10-6 against Atlantic Division opponents. Philadelphia is sixth in the Eastern Conference scoring 115.2 points while shooting 48.7% from the field.
The Celtics are 11-5 against the rest of the division. Boston ranks third in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.6% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: James Harden is averaging 21 points, 6.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 13.9 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Marcus Smart is scoring 15.8 points per game and averaging 4.1 rebounds for the Celtics. Tatum is averaging 23.6 points and 8.8 rebounds over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 109.4 points, 43.9 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points per game.
Celtics: 7-3, averaging 119.7 points, 44.6 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 6.2 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.7 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.
Celtics: Danilo Gallinari: out (knee), Blake Griffin: day to day (back).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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