Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics - 13/02/2019 Preview

This is a match of NBA between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, at Wells Fargo Center, in Philadephia. We think it is an entertaining match, so please review our thought here below.

 

Philadelphia 76ers

Currently, 76ers is in the 4th seed of the eastern conference standings (36-20). After this Tobias Harris trade happened Philadelphia is looking scary. Tobias is bringing much more offense for the team and Boban Marjanovic is doing pretty well coming off the bench. 76ers have won a couple of their last games and are looking to keep on winning. This season’s leaders for 76ers: Joel Embiid (27.4ppg, 13.5rpg, 3.6apg), Jimmy Butler (18.9ppg, 3.8apg), JJ Redick (18.3ppg, 2.8apg), Tobias Harris (18.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 4.5apg), Ben Simmons (17.0ppg, 9.4rpg, 8.0apg). In home games, 76ers is playing very well (23-6).

 

Boston Celtics

Currently, Celtics are right behind 76ers – in the 5th seed of eastern conference (35-21). Boston is playing pretty bad recently. They have lost two of their last games and it was these games that they should’ve taken. Boston is known for their defense, but lately, they are not defending at all as they allow 115.2ppg last 5 games (season avg 106ppg). Kyrie Irving has been missing games lately due to injuries. Probably, he won’t participate in this match as well. Overall, Boston is a very unselfish team. 8 of these team players are averaging more than 8 points per game. Celtics make 26.4apg which ranks them in the 6th place among most assisting teams in the league. Celtics leaders this season are Kyrie Irving (23.6ppg, 6.9apg, 4.9rpg), Jason Tatum (16.4ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.9apg), Al Horford (12.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.6apg). Boston is not playing well in road games (13-13).

 

H2H

This is a very important game for both teams, as they are neighbors in the standings. 76ers and Celtics, have some history, as they met in the playoffs last year. Also, Kyrie Irving is questionable for this game. This should be an interesting, physical and could be a low scoring game. This season Boston and Philly played 2 times and Boston won both of these games. For both of these games, we can see a tendency, that starting 5’s lead these teams. Bench performs really bad in this matchup.