The Boston Celtics climbed off the mat at London's O2 Arena on Thursday, rallying from a 22-point first-half deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103. Star guard Kyrie Irving scored 20 points with seven assists and six rebounds for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown scored 21 points and Marcus Morris had 19 with eight rebounds as the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics stretched their NBA winning streak to seven games.
Ben Simmons lays out shoulder charge on Celtics opponent. Ben Simmons is a brolic rookie who makes his scoring impact bowling over bodies in the paint. Celtics forward Marcus Morris’ intensity is always running high.
Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving starred as the Boston Celtics recovered from a 22-point deficit to triumph 114-103 over the Philadelphia 76ers at London's O2 Arena on Thursday. The Eastern Conference leaders overturned a hefty disadvantage in the second quarter of Thursday's NBA London encounter with a dominant closing half, as Philadelphia proved unable to keep pace. It is the third time this season the Sixers have failed to see out victory from a winning position against the Celtics.
The Big Comeback. The Celtics trailed by as many as 22 in the first half to the Philadelphia 76ers, only to come roaring back in the second half to finish with a different kind of blowout in winning 114-103 Thursday at O2 Arena. Jaylen Brown had a game-high 21 points, with Kyrie Irving chipping in with 20.
The Sixers' showcase in London was spoiled by a massive Celtics comeback Thursday at The 02 Arena, resulting in a 114-103 loss. The Celtics began to claw their way back into it in the second quarter and trailed by only nine at halftime. The Sixers fell behind in the third and were outscored by 15 points in the quarter.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors are both on top of the mountain in NBA All-Star fan voting after the second return, the league announced Thursday. James, 33, leads all vote-getters in both conferences
LeBron James and Stephen Curry are now in line to be the two captains for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. After opening the voting process for next month’s 2018 NBA All-Star Game in second place in their respective conferences, superstars LeBron James and Stephen Curry have ascended to the top of the Eastern and Western Conference charts in the second round of balloting — exactly as they did this time last year.
NBA commission Adam Silver would welcome players and officials meeting to discuss ongoing tensions during the All-Star break. The likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have been ejected in recent months, the latter claiming referees have a personal issue with him. A suggestion that talks could be held between the two sides in Los Angeles next month has been welcomed by Silver, though he does not necessarily believe the situation has worsened this season.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors playmaker Stephen Curry are on course to be chosen as conference captains for next month's All-Star Game in Los Angeles, voting results showed Thursday. James and Curry lead the latest fan voting which accounts for 50 percent of the ballot to determine the 10 starters for the All-Star Game on February 18 at the Staples Center.
The Bruins-Panthers game that was snowed out by the Jan. 4 "bomb cyclone" snowstorm has been rescheduled for April 8, thanks to the Celtics. The Celtics moved their game against the Atlanta Hawks originally scheduled that Sunday night at TD Garden to 1 p.m. that afternoon to allow the B's to play their makeup game at 7:30 p.m. that night. It will be the last game of the regular season for the Bruins.