76ers vs. Boston Celtics at a Glance

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TEAMS:  Sixers (0-0)  vs. Celtics  (0-0)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: TD Garden in Boston

BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet,  RADIO – 97.5 FM

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411 ON CELTICS:  Boston reserve point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench in all 21 of his appearances after being traded by the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 19. He averaged 19 points in en route to becoming the highest bench players since the all-star break.

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (0-0)

31 Hollis Thompson F 6-8 10.7 ppg. 4.2 rpg.

4 Nerlens Noel F 6-11  12.2  ppg. 8.6 rpg.

8 Jahlil Okafor C 6-11 10.4 ppg. 4.4 rpg.

9 JaKarr Sampson G 6-9 6.7 ppg. 3.2 rpg.

0 Isaiah Canaan G 6-0 13.0 ppg. 4.2 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (Third season, 37-127)

Injury report: Robert Covington (sprained MCL, bone bruise),  Tony Wroten (right ACL tear), Kendall Marshall (Right ACL tear), Joel Embiid (broken right foot), Carl Landry (torn ligament right wrist).

Statistics are from the preseason

CELTICS (0-0)

99 Jae Crowder F 6-6 8.3 ppg. 4.0 apg.

42 David Lee F 6-9 7.8 ppg. 7.0 rpg.

44 Tyler Zeller C 7-2 8.34   ppg.3.6 rpg.

0 Avery Bradley G 6-2 10.2 ppg.3.0 rpg.

36  Marcus Smart G 6-4 8.8.ppg. 4.4 apg.

Coach: Brad Stevens, (third season, 65-99)

Injury report:  None

THE SERIES

Celtics hold a 248-184 advantage

COMING UP

Friday:  7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Utah Jazz vs. Sixers

Monday: 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Chicago vs. Sixers

Nov. 4: 8 p.m. at BMO Harris Bradley Center, in Milwaukee, Sixers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

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