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April 30, 2018

Sixers vs. Celtics open thread: Live updates/analysis of Game 1 in Boston

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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum reacts after making a three point shot over Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric.

After eliminating the Miami Heat in five games – and having nearly a week off – the Sixers return to action on Monday night as they travel to Boston for the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they'll the second-seeded Celtics, who needed seven games to eliminate the Bucks.

The Celtics, already without Kyrie Irving, will be without Jaylen Brown for Game 1. Brown was officially ruled out with a hamstring strain in the hour before tip-off. The Sixers meanwhile, are fully healthy – minus Joel Embiid's still-healing face, which will continue to require him to wear that mask. 

Follow along here during the game for live updates as the action unfolds. 


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