After a miserable first half consisting of missed open shots, layups, and overall bad basketball, the Celtics found a way to make another 20-plus point 2nd half comeback to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday afternoon in London winning their 7th straight game.
After terrible shooting in the first half, the Celtics come firing back in the second half outscoring the Sixers 37-22. Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown led the Celtics offense each having 20-point nights.
Marcus Morris was a force off the bench posting up 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Morris contributed to the rebounding game as well posting up 8 boards of his own.
With just 5 minutes left in the game, Marcus Morris and Ben Simmons started a skirmish after Simmons blew through an attempted pick by Morris. Tensions grew between both teams until things were able to calm down. Simmons got called on a foul for the push on Morris, and Morris was hit with a technical foul for the altercation.
Sixers had a hot start to the game, led by J.J. Redick shooting 4-5 from the arch in the first quarter. After a hot first half by the Sixers, their immaturity showed as they let up 19 turnovers in the game. Celtics were able to turn up on defense to start the comeback which led to the offense capitalizing on the Sixer’s mistakes.
Celtics will be making the trip back across the pond to prepare for their Tuesday night match-up against the New Orleans Pelicans at the TD Garden.
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