BOSTON — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown told reporters multiple times in the days leading up to Game 2 that he expected to see a different Sixers team after an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics, and for a quarter-and-a-half on Thursday, the Sixers made him look very smart. Then the Celtics took over, exposing many of the same weaknesses the Sixers showed in Game 2 and getting a painful-looking-but-effective performance from Jaylen Brown in his return from injury, claiming a 108-103 victory and taking a 2-0 series lead. The Celtics struggled out of the gate, as J.J. Redick lit them up in the early going. Philadelphia ran out to a 31-22 advantage after one quarter, and the Sixers extended that advantage as high as 22 in the second quarter. But the Sixers took their big lead early, and the Celtics rallied. With rapper Gucci Mane cheering on every possession and Jaylen Brown hobbling back and forth (but still throwing down huge dunks), the Celtics went on a 20-5 run to end the half and trailed 56-51 at the break. Boston quickly took a lead in the third and extended it as high as eight. The Sixers worked their way back,… Read full this story
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