Celtics Annihilate Sixers; Win Ninth Straight

2/16/22 by Andrew Carter

The Boston Celtics scored a wire-to-wire victory against Philadelphia, destroying the Sixers by a score of 135-87 on Tuesday.

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It was, in every sense of the word, a bloodbath. Boston got out to a 7-0 run to begin the game and never looked back. In their first three quarters, the Celtics outscored Philadelphia by margins of 15, 7, and 16. Boston’s largest lead of the evening was 51.

The shooting peripherals paint the game’s story pretty vividly. Boston shot 56% from the floor for the game and a scorching 55% from three. Philly, meanwhile, shot 28.8% and 25% from those categories, respectively.

Jaylen Brown finished with a team-high 29 points on 10/17 shooting, to go along with eight rebounds. He scored 26 of those points in the first half.

“We’ll take it,” Brown said. “We got the job done tonight. It feels good.”

Jayston Tatum added 28 points of his own to the mix, in tandem with 12 rebounds and six assists. He also had a dazzling percentage from the field, going 9/17 from the floor and 4/8 from three.

“We’ve just been playing better overall, clicking better as a unit,” Tatum said. “We just had to be ready at the jump.”

Boston’s margin of victory at Philadelphia on Tuesday was their biggest against the Sixers in the two teams’ storied history. Through 457 games, Boston’s previous biggest win was a 124-87 win against Philly in 1987.

The Celtics improve to 34-25 after winning their ninth straight game. They have a quick turnaround back home in Boston when the Detroit Pistons visit on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.