Ersan Ilyasova

Boston vs. Philadelphia: How they match up in the NBA playoffs

Boston vs. Philadelphia: How they match up in the NBA playoffs

A look at how the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers match up in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

2. BOSTON (55-27): Home 27-14; road 28-13

Defeated Milwaukee 4-3 in the first round.

3. PHILADLEPHIA (52-30): Home 30-11; road 22-19

Defeated Miami 4-1 in the first round.

Season series: Celtics 3-1.

Key stats: Philadelphia and Boston ranked first and second in opponent field-goal percentage. … Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid shot 38.5% against Boston. … Al Horford, in his 10th postseason, shot 58.8% in the first round.

Outlook: The East’s future might lie in...

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