According to Tom Westerholm firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted February 13, 2019 at 06:30 AM
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The Boston Celtics rely on Philadelphia 76ers, regardless of the case.
Boston demanded a 112-109 peak over Festival on Tuesday despite the need for a Kyrie Irving to ask, and despite the external roster.
Here are 10 things we learned.
1. The Celtics can win these slugfests.
The Celtics do not make a team away, but they know how to achieve games that have a close string with a string like Tuesday, even when they are not closer to them. Celtics / Sixers' rivalry is the worst thing to do with how close the games are always – the Celtics do not hit the Sixers out, but shake them until they reach the top.
This is because of Al Horford (at least more), which Joel Embiid spends down with its floor spacing and excellent inside protection. But the Celtics seem to have left something against the Sixers, even in their new remainder with a stronger start-up. Whether it is still visible, but Boston must be grateful for its chances if this happens in the play plays.
2. Gordon Hayward is not far from his own.
This is clearly clear, but I envelopes: If Gordon Hayward shots, he has returned mainly to his own.
On Tuesday, Hayward shots made – finished 8 for 11 and 6 out of 7 at the back of the arcade. His first 3 points dropped, it was a great sign for the rest of the game, and he hit the game's biggest shot in Boston – point 3 in the corner that gave the Celtics two points after completing Joel Embiid and The Sixers went ahead with just over two minutes left.
Hayward protection can be very good on the ball and off the ball, and it runs the offense for a second unit in a long stretch. It already provides value as a ball handle and can be changed and protected by negligence. If its shot starts to fall more consistent (maybe more at this point: when it trusts to make triples after losing its first one), it can make a case to tackle the start line at a certain point in the near future.