Boston • The youth movement is alive and thriving for the Boston Celtics.
And for the second straight sport it was ample to upend a Philadelphia 76ers workforce that additionally has quite a bit to find out as a result of it heads home trailing 2-Zero throughout the Japanese Conference semifinals.
Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 components and hit a pair of free throws throughout the closing seconds, serving to the Celtics rally from a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 108-103 on Thursday night.
Terry Rozier added 20 components, 9 assists and seven rebounds. Marcus Good accomplished with 19 components and 5 rebounds as a result of the Celtics improved to 6-Zero at TD Yard this postseason. They’ve under no circumstances blown a 2-Zero lead.
“Coach was saying whoever is the more durable workforce goes to win,” Rozier talked about. “They positively punched us throughout the mouth initially of the game. We merely wanted to bounce once more and get points collectively.”
Sport Three is Saturday in Philadelphia.
J.J. Redick had 23 components for the 76ers, making 5 Three-pointers. Robert Covington added 22 components and 9 rebounds. Joel Embiid accomplished with 20 components, 14 rebounds and 5 assists, nevertheless rookie star Ben Simmons missed all four images and had just one stage.
“Mentally, merely pondering an extreme quantity of,” Simmons talked about of his highly effective night. “I’m going to have harmful video video games. It happens. Clearly, it’s harmful timing.”
Philadelphia recovered after squandering its huge lead to nudge once more in entrance 93-88 midway through the fourth quarter.
Nevertheless an 11-4 run put Boston once more throughout the lead 99-95 with decrease than four minutes to play.
It was 101-97 when a missed Philadelphia jumper led to a 2-on-1 fast break and alley-oop dunk from Rozier to Tatum with 2:23 left.
A layup by Dario Saric decrease it to 104-101. Nevertheless Al Horford was able to drive earlier Embiid for a layup with Eight.Three seconds left.
Saric scored out of a timeout to make it 106-103. The Sixers shortly fouled Tatum, who calmly hit a pair of free throws.
Following an anemic offensive effort in Sport 1, the Sixers appeared rejuvenated early in Sport 2, using a 14-2 run to start out the second quarter on their strategy to developing a 48-26 lead.
The Celtics responded by ending the half on a 25-Eight run. It included three straight Three-pointers and a tip-dunk by Jaylen Brown, who returned to movement after sitting out the sequence opener with a strained correct hamstring. He acquired right here off the bench and carried out 25 minutes, scoring 13 components and grabbing four rebounds.
The Sixers’ lead was totally erased midway through the third quarter, when Aron Baynes obtained a Three-pointer to bounce in and put Boston in entrance for the first time.
The lead grew to 76-68 on a baseline dunk by Tatum that capped a 50-20 Celtics run.
“As quickly as we obtained on that run we under no circumstances appeared once more,” Rozier talked about.
Brown entered the game for the first time on the 7:14 mark of first quarter. It took decrease than a minute to make an have an effect on. He missed his first shot strive sooner than chasing down a unfastened ball and sprinting ahead for a one-handed dunk .
Earlier to Thursday, Brown had started every sport he’d appeared on this season. It was his first time off the bench since Sport 5 of ultimate season’s Japanese Conference Finals.
“They gained two video video games at home and we have now now to reciprocate,” Sixers coach Brett Brown talked about. “There’s not going to be a pity celebration.”
76ers: Outrebounded the Celtics 49-41. … Went 13 of 33 from the Three-point line.
Celtics: The 22-point comeback victory represents their largest come-from-behind playoff victory since Sport 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals (24 pts). … Went 15 of 36 from the Three-point line.
“It’s like a movie. You solely see these sort of comebacks in movement photos.” — Celtics guard Marcus Good.
No matter Brown’s early highlight, the Celtics have been sluggish early.
They started off the game Zero for 5 and didn’t ranking until Good’s Three-pointer on the Eight:37 mark of the first quarter.
Horford (1 for Three), Rozier (Zero for 4), Brown (1 for 4) and Marcus Morris (Zero for Three) have been a blended 2 for 14 throughout the interval, allowing Philadelphia to assemble a 31-22.
Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill sat courtside for Sport 2. Mill was launched from jail closing week after spending virtually 5 months behind bars on a probation violation. Rapper Gucci Mane sat all through from the 76ers bench carrying a Brown jersey. The two met closing yr when Brown attended one in all his live performance occasions.
One different Philly native, actor Kevin Hart, sat just some seats down from Gucci. Hart at situations antagonized the TD Yard followers, drawing boos.