Celtics Rally From 22 Points Down To Beat 76ers 108-103 in Game 2
Friday, May 04, 2018
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Boston got 21 points from Jayson Tatum, 20 from Terry Rozier and 19 from Marcus Smart in the win.
Jaylen Brown returned to the lineup after missing game one with a hamstring injury and poured in 13 points off the bench.
The Celtics now lead the series 2-0 as it shifts to Philadelphia.
Celtics Rally Past 76ers
After the Celtics held a lead going into the fourth quarter, Boston would find themselves trailing 93-88 with 5:48 left in regulation.
From that point, the Celtics went on an 11-2 run capped off by a Rozier three to take a 99-95 lead with 3:36 to play in the game.
After the 76ers cut Boston’s lead to two, 99-97, Boston would score the next five points capped off by two free throws by Smart to make a 104-97 lead with 1:57 to go.
The 76ers cut Boston’s lead to three, 104-101, with 31 seconds to play when Horford blew by Philadelphia’s Joel Embid to convert an open lay-up to put the Celtics up 106-101.
Tatum hit two free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.
Celtics Storm Back
The Celtics trailed by as much as 22 points, 48-26, with 6:20 left to play in the first half before rallying.
Sparked by threes from Smart, Tatum, and Brown, Boston closed the half on a 25-8 run to go into the locker room railed 56-51.
In the third quarter, Boston would grab their first lead of the game, 64-63, on a three by Aaron Baynes.
Boston would take a 79-75 lead into the fourth quarter.
Game 3 Upcoming
Game three is set for Saturday, May 5 in Philadelphia.
Game time is set for 5 p.m.