The Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers match is up for 7:00 PM EST later today. The match will be happening at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Date and Time: October 6th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
TV: NBA TV (US)
Online Stream: FuboTV (US Desktop & Mobile) – (Subscription required click here to start your free fuboTV trial and watch now, you can cancel at any time. DVR Available.)
The Celtics and the Sixers share a long history of matches. They have been against each other for a total of 440 times in NBA regular seasons. The all-time record is in favor of the Boston Celtics (255 wins against the Sixers’ 185 wins). Including the other playoffs, no less than a hundred more games have also been there. There as well, the Celtics have an upper hand in the stats. However, these stats are pretty much insignificant when talking about one specific match.
The Celtics opened their preseason by defeating the Charlotte Hornets 94-82. The game was really impressive. Boston was in good form and was in the control for the better part of the entire game.
There are many reasons as to why the Celtics are in good form. On top of the basic fact that they are a good team with players such as Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, they are also a team that synergizes perfectly on the court.
There are reasons to believe that the Celtics will keep up their good performance in the coming weeks. Their match against the Sixers, thus, will be an easy match if the Sixers don’t create much of a challenge.
The worst news for the Philadelphia 76ers is probably the sidelining of their reserve power forward player, Dario Saric. Although his health has been pretty fine for a while, the team management doesn’t want to risk anything by exposing him to a match. That is why he is confirmed to be sidelined. He was out against the Memphis Grizzlies as well on the Wednesday match.
Further sidelines include Joel Embiid and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, both out for knee injuries (left and right, respectively).