The 76ers and Celtics will renew playoff hostilities with Game 1 on Monday.
Celtics 43, Sixers 33 – 4:23 2Q
The Celtics are on a 16-4 run led mostly by Al Horford down low. He’s up to 10 points now.
— NBA (@NBA) May 1, 2018
Celtics 37, Sixers 33 – 6:03 2Q
Joel Embiid mask update: The bench cleans the mask each time he shoots free throws to help with fogging and his ability to see.
He also has nine points and seven rebounds.
Celtics 25, Sixers 22 – End of 1Q
And here you go.
1st quarter went about as well as you could hope for but somehow we’re only up 3.
— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) May 1, 2018
Awful 1st quarter shooting the basketball for the #Sixers and yet they only trail by 3 at 25-22.
— Liberty Ballers (@Liberty_Ballers) May 1, 2018
Celtics 21, Sixers 13 – 3:14 1Q
Terry Rozier is at it again! He’s got 10 points already.
Celtics 14, Sixers 10 – 4:59 1Q
This game has been quite sloppy and ugly early, which leans heavily in Boston’s favor.
The Sixers look like a team that hasn’t played in a week. The Celtics always look this way.
— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) May 1, 2018
Sixers 7, Boston 6 – 8:21 1Q
Dario Saric already has four rebounds and two of those are offensive. He only averages six per game. He’s been everywhere early to start this game.
Terry Rozer is still mad at Eric Bledsoe.
Terry Rozier showed up to Game 1 wearing a Drew Bledsoe jersey!
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 30, 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics are old pros when it comes to playoff rivalries with one another, though it’s been awhile since the former was good enough to keep it going. But in this Eastern Conference semifinal matchup, they should be more than up to the task of giving the Celtics a run for their money.
Game 1 of the series tips off on Monday evening at 8 p.m. ET on TNT (live streaming via WatchTNT) from the TD Garden in Boston.
Boston is coming off a full seven-game series against the Milwaukee Bucks. They took the most recent outing, 112-96. Al Horford leads the way for them, with 18.1 points per game over the course of the series against the Bucks. Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown also played quite well, but had some issues with consistency over the series.
Philadelphia is coming off a five-game series win over the MIami Heat, losing only Game 2 while soundly defeating them in three of the other four — only one was close. The last was six days ago, when the 76ers took a 104-91 win at home and have had plenty of time to rest up.
The Celtics went 3-1 against the 76ers in the regular season. Joel Embiid was the star of the one game Philadelphia won, putting up 26 points, 18 rebounds and six assists. Markelle Fultz did not play in any of those games.
Below is all you need to know to watch Game 1, on TV and online.
How to watch 76ers vs. Celtics Game 1
Date: Monday, April 30
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Online Streaming: WatchTNT