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Three takeaways from the Celtics' opening-night win over the 76ers

Three takeaways from the Celtics' opening-night win over the 76ers

With six minutes and 37 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown tried to dunk on Joel Embiid.

The Celtics return to action on Friday, October 19 when they visit the Toronto Raptors.

NEW YORK - Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll has undergone right ankle surgery and will miss the start of the season.

The Boston Celtics open the season against the Philadelphia 76ers, who they defeated, 4-1, in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last season.

Aron Baynes re-signs with the Celtics for one year, plus a player option for a second year.

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Sadio Mane , who reportedly broke his left thumb on global duty for Senegal, underwent surgery on Wednesday, Liverpool confirmed. Keita sustained a hamstring strain while on global duty with Guinea and is set to sit out the clash at the John Smith's Stadium.

Simmons had 19 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists Tuesday night, and Joel Embiid 23 points and 10 rebounds, but neither are threats from outside the free-throw line. Worse, defensively, he found himself on the wrong end of switches several times on Tuesday.

"You have to knock the rust off".

"We've got guys who can start on a lot of teams in this league", Morris said.

Sometimes you think that Kyrie needs to have a big night for us to be able to dominate the way that we did. What they have is playmakers, shot-takers. "We talked about Gordon and Kyrie really having good weeks, coming off those injuries and not playing in the last couple exhibition games". We played a lot of one-on-one, and I was kicking his ass.

They got something for nothing. While he finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, he still had 5 turnovers and seemed to lose focus at points in the game. He started to assert himself early on and it showed that he can be even better than previous year. While Fultz is hardly the shooter Redick is now, and may never ascend to that level, he is certainly a more athletic defender, which will come in handy thanks to Simmons unorthodox defensive fit. Brown explained his reasoning before the game. "He could be captain of that challenge, that mindset".

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It certainly will be an opportunity for the 20-year-old to leave a strong early impression on 76ers fans. But it might be asking too much for him to become a poor-man's Ilyasova. If he continues to play with Simmons, it may get him some confidence off some Simmons passes, but playing on the second unit would allow him to play more of his game.

"It's inevitable that he will have ups and downs". I want to give this an appropriate amount of time.

The first three seasons of Embiid's career probably shouldn't be included in the calculations, as the Sixers were "trusting the process" (i.e. tanking), but shifting the timeframe still doesn't offer any convincing arguments in Philly's favor. This one was but a blip. The Warriors big guns did what they always do and Paul tried to single-handedly keep OKC in the game.

But the team's other starters - Dario Saric, Robert Covington and Markelle Fultz - shot poorly and overall the team was woeful from three-point range making just five of 26 attempts.

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But it'll also be an opportunity for the Celtics to state their case in a hard environment before a national television audience. Smith has been listed as doubtful for the season opener because of a sore right elbow. "Jurassic Park's going to be insane ".


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