Simmons puts 76ers' National Basketball Association loss down to rust

Simmons puts 76ers' National Basketball Association loss down to rust

Boston has now won 15 of its last 17 regular season match ups with the 76ers, not including last seasons playoff series which Boston won in five games.

Gordon Hayward was elated to put "dark memories and dark times" behind him and make his first appearance in more than a year as the Celtics beat the 76ers. Plus he's been dealing with some back soreness.

"I think that's all timing", said Horford.

With several contending teams adding more firepower or getting their starters back, we're just so hyped about this upcoming season, and we just can't wait until playoff basketball is finally back in town.

He may need to play carefully if he's still feeling weakness in that left leg, but it bodes well that he ended the night with a solid 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals in his 25 restricted minutes.

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"If we can guard like that, we've got a chance to be decent", he said. Combine that with the fact that the Sixers are at home, where they were awesome last season, and coming off a tough loss, and I'll take the Sixers all day in this one. The Boston Celtics kick off their season on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers in a matchup that will definitely have some tension.

In his post-game interview, Hayward thanked God, his family, and his teammates for sticking with him over the a year ago, saying he'll lean on them again as challenges arise throughout the season. Hayward didn't even make it out of the first quarter of the first game a year ago, but he returned Tuesday night to score 10 points with five rebounds and four steals.

"Our strength has to be our depth, and when one guy doesn't have it going, the rest of the team has to pick them up, " said coach Brad Stevens, whose team overcame a sluggish start. "Simple as that", Simmons told reporters ahead of game two of the season. "It was a big step for me".

"Anytime you work really, really hard for something, it just makes the reward that much better", Fultz said.

The Boston Celtics will not be missing any players due to injury, though Hayward's time will be limited, and Jabari Bird is still not with the team due to legal trouble.

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They have a duo in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons that is ready to dominate right now, with more young pieces that should be able to round them out into a balanced and deep team that does not need to rely exclusively on star power.

Fultz did not seem fazed by the crowd's reaction to his first regular-season 3-pointer, which came with just under 9 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

The opening night in Boston belonged to Jayson Tatum, who became the youngest player in Celtics history to score 20 points in the season opener. We'll see how Ben Simmons looks to improve after a strong rookie campaign, and if he is taking any jump shots.

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