Celtics-76ers takeaways: Turnovers, brutal first quarter cost C’s originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
A nightmare first quarter set the tone for what would end up being one of the sloppier games the C’s have played all season. Carelessness with the basketball and lackluster performances from All-Stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown ultimately led to Boston’s demise.
Brown led the C’s with 21 points while Tatum tallied 20 and Payton Pritchard contributed 17 off the bench. Joel Embiid had a game-high 25 points for the Sixers to go along with 13 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey added 23 points of his own.
Here are three instant takeaways from the Celtics’ loss, which brings them to 21-22 on the season.