Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, and Al Horford were all out. Jaylen Brown got hurt late in the first half. Jayson Tatum was held to 12 points. Yet despite all of that, the Celtics found a way to beat one of the hottest teams in the NBA, topping the Philadelphia 76ers 106-99 at TD Garden on Wednesday night.
The key to the Celtics’ impressive and perhaps improbable win? Three point shooting. They had one of their best games from deep this season, and finished hitting 19 of their 35 (54.3 percent) three-point attempts.