The Celtics hit the lanes for a bowling outing Thursday night, and Jayson Tatum asserted his dominance by routing his teammates.
In Boston’s five-game series victory in the 2018 Eastern Conference semifinals, the Celtics infamously sagged off Simmons completely, leaving him alone on the perimeter, and completely mucking up Philadelphia’s offensive spacing. It’s tempting, then, to underestimate Simmons’ value to the 76ers. The mythical “Ewing Theory” has already been invoked on quite a few occasions.
Starting in 1953 when the Sixers were known as the Syracuse Nationals, they have squared off with the Celtics in the postseason 20 times. The NBA record for the most playoff series between two franchises is held by the Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers. Starting in 1953 when the Sixers were known as the Syracuse Nationals, they have squared off with the Celtics in the postseason 20 times.