Celtics erase 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London

Celtics erase 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London

When the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play Thursday in London, they'll both be looking to leave a mark on the league's global stage. They have reclaimed the league lead in opponent scoring (97.6 points per game) with their refocused efforts on the defensive end.

Philadelphia's squad features Joel Embiid (Cameroon), Furkan Korkmaz (Turkey), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (France), Dario Saric (Croatia) and Ben Simmons (Australia).

"Boston's threat to them this year is real", Mannix said during Tuesday's episode of The Herd with Colin Cowherd. A live stream is also available on FuboTV and NBC's Sports app available on multiple platforms, details below.

With the win, the Celtics improve to 34-10, while the 76ers fall to 19-20.

The huge run took nearly exactly 24 minutes of game time - or, essentially, two quarters of play.

Philadelphia enters this game in London in the middle of a hot streak going 4-0 SU and ATS over its last four games.

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"I missed the first year of the process, but I feel like I have seen everything, I have been through everything". Griffin added an 18-point, 12-rebound double-double.

Inserted with just less than five minutes to play in the third quarter - and right after the Celtics, who had been shooting 33 percent to that point, were whistled for a mind-numbing 24-second violation after over-passing the ball around the perimeter - Smart played the next 12 minutes of game action and the Celtics outscored the Timberwolves by 16 in that span.

Kyrie Irving woke from his slumber, hitting a three to trim it to 54-40, as Jaylen Brown (12 points) continued to do what he could to keep Boston in the game.

"I'm a victor, I'm competitive but at the same time it's also for the fans", Embiid said. Since concluding a seven-games-in-11-nights stretch with a Christmas Day loss to the Washington Wizards, Boston has rattled off seven straight wins. My worst fears have not only been assuaged, they've been eliminated. It's so much fun going out there and playing in front of that crowd. "It's paying off in a huge way for the Celtics".

"I don't think you can anticipate any player when you sign them to be that consistent in his play and the way he affects the happiness around him".

Robert Covington, 76ers: "This is a once in a lifetime experience". Embiid wanted to put on a show for the fans in London's O2 Arena on Thursday. "We could easily sell out two games, three games, four games".

"We are in a really fortunate position in that we've had some interesting match-ups in the past, we've had some marquee names in the past, but as the audience has matured here, so has their understanding of the National Basketball Association", said the 47-year-old.

1983: the year the 76ers won their third NBA Championship (1955, 1967, 1983).