PHILADELPHIA – The Celtics bounced back from their brutal loss against the Clippers on Saturday with a 112-109 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia Tuesday night.
Gordon Hayward propelled Boston to victory with one of his best games in a Celtics uniform. He scored 26 points off the bench and was a plus-10 on the night.
Al Horford scored 23 points and added eight rebounds. Jayson Tatum had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Morris added 17 points.
Marcus Smart was ice-cold from the floor, going 3-for-14 including 0-for-8 from beyond the arc, but had a monster dunk late to help seal the victory.
Smart finished with eight points.
Joel Embiid had 23 points for Philadelphia while Jimmy Butler added 22 points.
Kyrie Irving did not play with a sprained right knee.
The Celtics play their final game before the All-Star break Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons.