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Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has pledged to “do more” and “carry us” Wednesday as the team looks to even its Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics at The Field House near Orlando.
Embiid had 26 points and 16 rebounds in Monday’s 109-101 loss in the series opener, marking his 15th double-double in 20 career playoff games. The 76ers committed 18 turnovers in the game and were outscored 34-22 in the fourth quarter, when they shot 26.1.
Josh Richardson and Alec Burks added 18 points each. Burks has finished in double figures in seven of 10 career playoff games. Tobias Harris had a career-playoff high eight assists.
Boston Celtics Odds
After rallying past the Philadelphia 76ers to win the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Monday, Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will go for a 2-0 lead as the series resumes Wednesday at The Field House near Orlando.
The Celtics will be without forward Gordon Hayward, who suffered a sprained left ankle with 3:08 remaining in Monday’s 109-101 victory and will miss four weeks. Tatum led the Celtics with career playoff highs of 32 points and 13 rebounds to help steer Boston to the win. Boston scored 21 points off 18 Philadelphia turnovers.
Jaylen Brown scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, while Kemba Walker tallied 11 of his 19 points in the final 12 minutes. The Celtics went 14-6 without Hayward this season.