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Sport Boston Celtics rally to defeat Philadelphia 76ers in London

08:47  12 january  2018
08:47  12 january  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

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  Philadelphia 76ers end losing run against San Antonio Spurs The Philadelphia 76ers brought an end to their losing streak against the San Antonio Spurs with a 112-106 victory on Wednesday night. Having come up short against the Spurs the last 12 times they have faced each other, Ben Simmons helped Philadelphia grab the lead at 106-103 and was backed up by stand-out performances from Joel Embiid and JJ Redick.The trio all scored at least 20 points - Simmons 26, Embiid 21 and Redick 20 - to give Philadelphia their third win in a row.

The Boston Celtics rallied from 22 points down to beat the Philadelphia 76 ers 114-103 and boost their NBA title credentials at the O2 Arena in London .

Jaylen Brown had 21 and Kyrie Irving scored 20 as the Celtics erased a 22-point deficit to defeat the 76 ers , 114-103 in London .

Boston's Marcus Smart shoots past Philadelphia 76ers' Robert Covington during Celtics' victory in the NBA London Game 2018 at the O2 Arena: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics - NBA London Game 2018 - O2 Arena © PA WIRE Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics - NBA London Game 2018 - O2 Arena

The Boston Celtics rallied from 22 points down to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 and boost their NBA title credentials at the O2 Arena in London.

Jaylen Brown scored 21 points with Kyrie Irving adding 20 and Marcus Morris 19 for the Celtics, helping Boston turn a 49-27 deficit midway through the second period into a 69-68 lead by the middle of the third and sending them to a seventh straight win.

JJ Redick led Philadelphia with 22 while Ben Simmons added 16 and Joel Embiid 15.

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their seventh game in 10 as they went down 133-99 to the Toronto Raptors.

LeBron James hit 26 points in the loss, which saw the Raptors outscore the Cavs in every quarter.

The LA Clippers saw off the Sacramento Kings 121-115, while Lonzo Ball hit 18 points and 10 rebounds as the LA Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 93-81.

Kyrie Irving injury update: Celtics PG set to return Sunday vs. Magic .
Irving sat out of Thursday's loss to the 76ers with a nagging shoulder injury, although an MRI later showed no structural damage.The Celtics point guard isn't 100 percent healed, but he participated in the team's entire off-day practice Saturday and is expected to return to the lineup Sunday against the Magic.

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