NBA Matchup: Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: 20 December 2021
Time: 7:30 P.M ET
The Philadelphia 76ers take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden for the second time in the 2021-22 NBA season. In their last matchup, the Celtics edged out the 76ers 88-87 as Jayson Tatum dropped 26 points and 16 rebounds.
Boston Celtics season so far
After 30 games this season, the Boston Celtics have 15 wins and 15 losses – this is the current 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a win index of 0.500. The Celts are averaging 108.5 points, 45.7 rebounds, 22.8 assists shooting 44.4% from the field and 33.9% from beyond the arc. Currently, Boston has certain problems with the roster (4 players are in quarantine and at any time the number of isolated ones may increase). Nevertheless, the team played 3 relatively good matches as they defeated top teams like Milwaukee, Golden State, Knicks.
It’s raining 3’s ☔️ pic.twitter.com/xsQoYbOsJT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 19, 2021
Jayson Tatum has led the Boston Celtics in points, rebounds with 26.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. Jaylen Brown and Dennis Schroder have also been incredible as the second and third options for the Celtics with 21.3 points and 17.1 points respectively.
Philadelphia 76ers season so far
The Philadelphia 76ers enter the TD Garden on a three-game losing streak. This season, the 76ers have a similar record to the Celtics with a win rate of 0.500 (15 wins and 15 losses) and are currently ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference. At the moment the Philly season can be divided into three fundamentally different 10-match segments. They had eight wins in the first 10 games of the season. Then in the next 10 matches, the team suffered 8 defeats and in the last 10 matches, the Sixers have had 5 wins and 5 losses.
TOBIAS. HARRIS. pic.twitter.com/JIabbxYXbu
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 16, 2021
This season, Philly has put up 105.6 points, 41.8 rebounds and 22.4 assists while shooting 45.7 from the field and 34.6 from the three-point line. With countless injuries and Covid-19 protocols, the Sixers have lost many players and hence have been led by scoring by Tobias Harris (18.5 points). Whereas sophomore sensation, Tyrex Maxey has led Philadelphia with 4.7 assists.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Match Prediction
The Boston Celtics are the favorites to win the match against the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston has consistently posted 107+ points over the past few matches. Similarly, Philadelphia has struggled defensively as they have allowed 110+ points regularly. Historically, in 79 head-to-head meetings of these rivals, Boston Celtics have won 54 games in comparison to the Sixers’ 25 wins. Hence the Boston Celtics will most likely win this game.
Sam Hauser – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Jayson Tatum – Ankle – Game Time Decision
Grant Williams – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Romeo Langford – Neck – Game Time Decision
Josh Richardson – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 27
Al Horford – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Dennis Schroder – Illness – Game Time Decision
Brodric Thomas – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 27
Juancho Hernangomez – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Jabari Parker – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Shake Milton – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
Furkan Korkmaz – Illness – Game Time Decision
Joel Embiid – Ankle – Game Time Decision
Jaden Springer – Concussion – Game Time Decision
Tyrese Maxey – Quadriceps – Game Time Decision
Andre Drummond – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
Danny Green – Hip – Game Time Decision
Georges Niang – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
How to watch Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers?
The game between Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers will be televised on NBA TV across the United States. Whereas, international fans can catch the game on NBA League Pass.