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Celtics storm past the Sixers 112 - 92

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That's how it should go.

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The Celtics took care of business against the overmatched Sixers.  As Brian Scalabrine pointed out, they didn't showboat or overreact, but they didn't take Philly lightly either.  They just did their job and executed the way they should have.

It helped that the shots were falling.  Then again, perhaps their confidence against an inferior opponent (and the shot selections available due to that opponent) helped their shooting percentage. Either way, the Celtics finished by hitting 78.9% and 44% from 3.  Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley, and Marcus Smart led the way with 4, 3, and 3 threes.

Jared Sullinger fell short of a triple double bid, but did well to grab 11 rebounds and deliver 7 assists.  Jerebko got in on the rebound party himself by pulling down 10 boards.

On the Sixers side, Robert Covington hit 6 of his 13 three pointers (!!!) and finished with 25 points.   Not much else was working for them though as Jahlil Okafor was held to 10 points and 6 rebounds.  They also turned the ball over 23 times that led to a lot of long outlet passes and easy buckets for the Celtics.

All in all a solid win against a team you would expect to get a solid win against (but haven't always been able to in the past).