The 76ers answered with 10 straight to get back into the contest, but Boston pulled away later in the stanza. The Philadelphia franchise are being touted as one of the contenders from the East alongside Celtics and the Toronto Raptors.
Following a long year that began with a gruesome injury suffered on opening night last October 17, the Boston Celtics' forward was back in the National Basketball Association for his first full game since the end of the 2016-17 season.
Meanwhile, the Sixers are a more experienced group since being eliminated 4-1 from title contention by the Celtics in the conference semi-finals previous year. I knew what to expect.
Golden State needed a strong fourth quarter to win on a festive night after the two-time defending champions received their 2018 rings in a pregame ceremony shortly before tipoff and began the final season at Oracle Arena before a move across San Francisco Bay to new Chase Center. The Boston Celtics kick off their season on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers in a matchup that will definitely have some tension. "He's just going to play really well when he goes into the game". But Stevens should be able to figure it out. The opening night festivities will only turn up the intensity, and when you throw in the uncertainty surrounding yips-addled guard Markelle Fultz - who is sure to be targeted by the fans - it's hard to see Philly sticking with the Celtics tonight.
The Philadelphia 76ers resigned Amir Johnson and JJ Redick in the off-season along with other additions and are definitely a team to watch out for this season.
It will take a lot more than one made three-pointer for defenses to stop sagging off Fultz. Brown tried to give Fultz a confidence boost by putting him in the starting lineup - yet has benched him for the start of the second half.
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The 35-year-old entered the day 4-0 with a 1.15 ERA over his last four postseason starts in which his team faced elimination. The Red Sox will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball's championship showcase.
"There's definitely still a long way to go for me to be where I want to be at, but it was a great first step and a great team victory". "It's inevitable he will have ups and downs". He didn't even crack a smile as he backpedaled up the court with the Sixers up by 20.
But Barkley said he considers the Celtics' 18-point win to be a warning sign.
Simmons had 12 triple-doubles last season and became the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat in a home opener.
In his post-game interview, Hayward thanked God, his family, and his teammates for sticking with him over the previous year, saying he'll lean on them again as challenges arise throughout the season.
The Celtics had a 7-2 record against the 76ers last season, including the playoffs. There will be games where he plays more.
"They were great", said Hayward.