Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers meet up in a 2017 NBA regular season clash on Friday at 7:00 PM EST in Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Date and Time: October 20th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: FOX Sports (US Regional)
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One of the most sort-out-team of last season, the Celtics kicked their season on a low note, after suffering a 108-100 game against the Milwaukee Bucks in their second game of the season. Jaylen Brown led the team’s scoring 18 points while Rozier added 15 points in the loss.
The biggest blow to Boston early into the season is new acquisition forward Gordon Hayward sustained a season-ending injury in Tuesday night’s season-opening 102-99 loss in Cleveland.
As a result coach, Brad Stevens is forced to bring up new faces to lineup digging deep in the bench. Kyrie Irving who made 17 points in the home loss against Bucks is the most experienced player on the squad but has failed to lead the team thus far.
After losing a 120-115 in their season opener, the Sixers will be hoping to learn from mistakes in their home opener on Friday night. Robert Covington led the attacking posting 29 points and 7 rebounds and center Joel Embiid built on his amazing rookie season scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds playing 27 minutes in his first game since suffering a knee injury last January.
Forward Ben Simmons, who missed all games last season with a broken foot notched 18 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
Following amazing performances in the summer league Rookie sensation guard Markelle Fultz finished with 10 points off the bench.