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The Boston Celtics use a huge come back to take a 2-0 series lead by defeating the Philadelphia Sixers 108-103 on Thursday night.
The Celtics who were underdogs coming into the series are now two wins away from the Eastern Conference finals. Brad Stevens put belief in his guys regardless of their best player Kyrie Irving out.
They were led by there core who has played well all postseason of: Rookie Jayson Tatum who led the C's with 21 points, Terry Rozier scores 20 points and dished out 9 assist, and All-Star Al Horford who had another double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
The heart and soul of the team Marcus Smart had a major contribution with 19 points making 4 out of 10 from three. Jaylen Brown who missed Game 1 because of a hamstring played in this one scoring 13 points in 25 minutes.
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The Sixers who led big in this one were not able to finish and now head back to Philly in a must win. They played a lot better in Game 2 compared to Game 1 when the Celtics kept them off the three and they converted on 13 in this one.
They got All-Star Joel Embiid double-double once again with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Robert Covington played well scoring 22 points after not scoring in double figures in Game 1. JJ Redick scored a game high 23 points making five threes.
The Sixers got nothing from their potential Rookie of the Year in Ben Simmons who did not have a field goal and just a single point and 5 turnovers. We have to see more from him or this could be a defining moment for the kid.
Game 3: Saturday 5/5
What To Watch For: Ben Simmons must show why they believe he is Rookie of the Year.