THURSDAY’S OTHER NBA PLAYOFF GAME


THURSDAY’S OTHER NBA PLAYOFF GAME

Celtics 108, 76ers 103

BOSTON

Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and hit a pair of free throws in the closing second, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Terry Rozier added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Marcus Smart finished with 19 points and five rebounds. They have never blown a 2-0 lead. Game 3 is Saturday in Philadelphia. J.J. Redick had 23 points for the 76ers, making five 3-pointers. Robert Covington added 22 points and nine rebounds. Joel Embiid finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Philadelphia led 93-88 lead midway through the fourth quarter. But an 11-4 run gave Boston a 99-95 lead with less than four minutes to play.

Associated Press

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