Al Horford Leads Kyrie Irving-Less Celtics Past Ben Simmons, 76ers
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Gordon Hayward led all scorers with 26 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Al Horford had 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals for the C’s, and Jayson Tatum added a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Joel Embiid led the 36-21 76ers with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Jimmy Butler contributed 22 points and nine boards, and Ben Simmons had 16 points, five rebounds and five assists.
The Celtics, who are also 36-21, are now tied for fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings with Philadelphia.
Both teams play Wednesday. The C’s will host the Detroit Pistons, and the 76ers will face the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
This article will be updated to provide more information soon.
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February 12, 2019 at 07:53PM