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Post by gyso on Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:43 am

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Boston Celtics (33-10) at Philadelphia 76ers (19-19) in London

Tipoff: 3:00 pm EST Saturday January 06, 2018, Stadium: O2 Arena

TV: NBATV, CSN, NBCS-B (NBC Sports Boston Pre-game show starts at 2:30 PM)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/ontv

Box Score:

https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boston-celtics-philadelphia-76ers-2018011120/

http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975360

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BOS -2.0

Go Celtics!!!

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - January 11, 2018 (in London)

Post by gyso on Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:46 am

Embiid excited about 76ers playing Celtics in London

http://www.espn.com/nba/preview?gameId=400975360

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, never one to hide his feelings, has made things easy for the notorious London tabloids this week.

Asked about facing the Boston Celtics on Thursday in London's O2 Arena, he told one such publication, The Sun, that he is "really excited to play NBA in London and cannot wait to kick their (butts)."

He also told The Sun that he enjoys it when the fans are fully immersed in game action, saying it "makes (him) sleepy" and adversely affects his play when they are not.

"But when the fans are cheering, and I'm talking (junk), it's fun," he told The Sun. "I hope Celtics fans boo me because that makes me raise my game and want to kick other people's (butts)."

Before departing for the game on Monday, Embiid told stateside reporters he had been in London last summer and "fell in love with the city."

"Just walking around, it was beautiful," he told NBC Sports Philadelphia. "Beautiful women ... so I had a great time. I'm just excited to be going there. Obviously want to get a win, and if I get a chance to catch a soccer game, I'm going to do that, too."

Thursday marks the eighth time the NBA has staged a game in the United Kingdom.

Both teams are playing well. The Eastern Conference-leading Celtics (33-10) have won six consecutive games, and Philadelphia (19-19) has won four straight and five of six.

Boston has also beaten the Sixers twice this season, 102-92 on Oct. 20 and 108-97 on Nov. 30.

Embiid, Philadelphia's leading scorer and rebounder, managed 11 points in the first meeting, shooting just 4 of 16 from the floor while missing all six of his 3-point attempts against a defense that has since emerged as the best in the league.

He was held out of the second game, part of the team's continuing precautions after he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee last January.

The Boston Globe reported that Celtics trainers encouraged the players to avoid sleeping during the five-hour flight to London earlier this week so that their body clocks would not be affected too greatly.

"I wish I would have slept," veteran center Al Horford told The Globe. "It's difficult. I see everything behind it, and it's a lot of great information. But I think if I would've slept a half an hour or an hour, it would've been beneficial. It's been a hard couple of days, but I'm hanging in there."

Horford missed last Saturday's victory over Brooklyn with a knee injury, but is expected to play Thursday. Amir Johnson, the Sixers' backup center, missed Wednesday's practice because of illness, according to Philly.com, and his status is not yet clear.

Philadelphia guard Markelle Fultz, the top pick in last year's draft, has begun playing five-on-five after missing all but four games this season with a shoulder injury. He has not yet taken part in a full practice, according to Philly.com, and will not play Thursday. The team has yet to announce when he might return.

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - January 11, 2018 (in London)

Post by dboss on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:27 pm

watching the pregame. Lot of fans wearing Celtics green.

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Post by Phil Pressey on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:43 pm

Those were four long days waiting for a Boston game.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - January 11, 2018 (in London)

Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:59 pm

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - January 11, 2018 (in London)

Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:01 pm

this game was sold out less than 1 hour after tickets went on sale.
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Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:02 pm

they have an asshole wearing a Philly shirt singing the anthem?  We'll have to whip them even worse now for that.
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Post by Berlin-T on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Good evening everyone,

9 P.M. here in Berlin. What a lovely time to start a game. I think I'll make it through to the end. Cool

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Post by Berlin-T on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:04 pm

bobheckler wrote:they have an asshole wearing a Philly shirt singing the anthem?  We'll have to whip them even worse now for that.

Hope we can play better than that guy can sing.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - January 11, 2018 (in London)

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:04 pm

Good afternoon all. Talk about timing!!! I just walked in from Boston!!

God, talk about withdrawal, this game cannot come soon enough
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Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:09 pm

They're giving the players' heights in feet and inches.  It's metric, folks.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - January 11, 2018 (in London)

Post by dboss on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:10 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Good afternoon all. Talk about timing!!!  I just walked in from Boston!!  

God, talk about withdrawal, this game cannot come soon enough

hey Rosalie

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Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:11 pm

I'm not sure I'm on board with starting Baynes against this Philly 5.  They are very quick.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:11 pm

Hello Berlin, so nice to oblige you with this game!!

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Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:12 pm

Horford defending Simmons
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:14 pm

This has to be tough, getting your legs under you for a game like this. I am not sure if something like this would work permanently. I know they want to be global, but this has to wipe a team out.
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Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:14 pm

what a horrible entry pass by Banes.  3 blue jerseys
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:15 pm

Hi dboss, I threatened my heart doctor told him i had to be home for the start!!.

not liking the start of this game
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Post by dboss on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:15 pm

celts cold as ice
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Post by bobheckler on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:15 pm

embarrassing that Jaylen lost Redick on that cut.
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Post by dboss on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:18 pm

It was a great cut and a great pass
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Post by dboss on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:21 pm

Baynes looks active
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:21 pm

Defense guys, defense Gotta get on Reddick and Al has to put a body on Simmons
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Post by dboss on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:22 pm

Celts sloppy
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:23 pm

interesting, Morris in, Horford out already. see if Morris can do a better job on Simmons
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