Three takeaways from the Boston Celtics 112-109 win over 76ers

Three takeaways from the Boston Celtics 112-109 win over 76ers

Irving suffered the injury with about five minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday night's game against the Clippers. The Clippers, however, began chipping away at the lead, and somehow, they emerged victorious 123-112, holding the shell-shocked Celtics to just 12 points in the third quarter.

Embiid finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in his 37 minutes of action.

The win vaults the Celtics back to fourth in the Eastern conference with a record of 36-21.

It was the largest comeback in the National Basketball Association in the past two seasons and the largest in Clippers history.

No Kyrie Irving tonight for the Boston Celtics, who will try to cover on the road - something they've rarely done this season. In Philadelphia on Tuesday, the second-year forward wasn't settling for jump shots, forcing off-balanced shots or dribbling himself into a double-team - traits of his game that we sometime see way too often.

"We had yesterday's practice and today's shootaround so we were able to put a couple of things in", coach Doc Rivers said. We're not competing at a high level.

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"That was fun, fun", Morris said after the game.

Morris had so much fun in his hometown of Philadelphia, that he purchased each and every one of his teammates cheesesteaks sandwiches after the win.

"For us to be a championship team, man, this s-- has to change", he said. "And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals." he added.

They were subsequently outscored 83-44 without Irving. That's the goal. Trade deadline's over. "We have to genuinely want to win". If you want to take me out of the lineup and get some juice in it, I'm with it.

The final third, as I've admitted ... the tournament, looking at different people, is always on my mind, trying to figure that out when it matters most in April. We're going to have to play with the same kind of goal.

"It's very unacceptable for a team of our caliber".