How the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers down two starters

In the most recent Boston CelticsPhiladelphia 76ers game, Boston showcased their dominance over Philadelphia, defeating them once again. Despite missing key players like Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis, the Celtics managed to outplay the Sixers. Al Horford, in particular, proved to be a formidable defender against Joel Embiid, limiting his scoring opportunities.

Horford’s familiarity with Embiid’s tendencies and his ability to guard him effectively have been vital in the Celtics’ success against the Sixers. On the offensive end, Boston’s Jayson Tatum shined, exploiting mismatches and using his backdown game to his advantage. Tatum’s ability to post up and create scoring opportunities not only for himself but also for his teammates has been a significant factor in Boston’s victories against Philadelphia.

The Celtics’ superior talent and emerging depth have allowed them to excel, even with key players missing from the lineup.


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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire