The Celtics defeated the lowly Sixers 120-105 on Sunday evening in Philadelphia, but it sure didn't feel that close. The 76ers hung around all game until the Celtics turned up their intensity midway through the fourth quarter. Up 4 with 9 minutes to go, the Celtics exploded for a long run to extend their lead.
Isaiah Thomas, as he usually does, led the Celtics with 26 points. He drew fouls at will and kept the Celtics ahead with his energy and playmaking (8 assists to one turnover). His 46.2 FanDuel points also led the team, as he turned in a solid game for you fantasy basketball players.
Amir Johnson showed signs of life with his best game in recent memory, with 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. His energy, along with Marcus Smart's, was really crucial at certain points for the Celtics.
Jared Sullinger had a bounce-back game with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Evan Turner came close to a triple-double, with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists, as he started once again in place of the injured Jae Crowder. He finished with 35.8 FanDuel points.
The Celtics play Monday at 7:30PM against the Magic.
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