Kevin Hart played himself and the 76ers during Game 2

Stephen Curry expected to return from knee injury for Game 2 against Pelicans

Stephen Curry expected to return from knee injury for Game 2 against Pelicans

Just don't do it.

There was a significant stretch in the third and fourth quarter where T.J. No biggie. They would scratch and claw until the end, unwilling to just roll over and accept any defeat. Not only did they declare that they had control of the series, they also stated that they are more than superstar power. The problems for the 76ers really started off with their top talent, and that is not something the Celtics are worrying about.

Whether or not Simmons should be considered a rookie has been a hot debate this season, but the phenom looked every bit the part of a first-year player as the Philadelphia 76ers blew a 22-point lead in the 108-103 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 2. Boston jumped back out to a small lead and forced the Sixers to chase them until Joel Embiid hit his first three of the night in transition to give the Sixers an 88-86 lead. Anderson scored six points on 2-for-3 shooting - all three-point attempts - to go with four rebounds in 9:18 of action.

Morris has not been as consistent, Smart may not shoot that well again and Brown still needs to get healthy, meaning the Celtics will probably only go as far as Rozier, Tatum and Horford take them in this series. Everyone on the floor contributed.

They will always need contributions from other players, but that trio of players combined for 54 points 16 assists and 21 rebounds. He knocked down a pair of threes in the final 1:42 of the half that almost blew the roof off the TD Garden. Give me the points. I'm going to have bad games; it happens. "They definitely punched us in the mouth in the beginning of the game and we just had to bounce back and get things together". But that didn't matter, as Smart's shot ignited Boston's flurry of points ahead of half. Boston's edge came at the charity stripe as they sink 77.5 percent of their chances. Increasingly, the most noteworthy example of this has been Rozier, who showed up to the arena wearing a Drew Bledsoe jersey, then continued an already-impressive postseason by pouring in a playoff career-high 29 points.

"Man, I've never seen TD Garden like it was tonight", Jaylen Brown said after the game.

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Canadian rapper Drake has been asked to tone down his behaviour after getting into an argument with Kendrick Perkins . Perkins near-fight, this series will probably have plenty more drama on the way for fans.

"I wanted to play last game too", Brown admitted.

The Eastern Conference semifinals get a change of venue as a pair of Atlantic Division rivals take the hardwood in the City of Brotherly Love. The energy was insane.

During Monday's edition of "First Things First" on Fox Sports 1, Wright explained why he only can think of one scenario in which the Celtics take down the 76ers in the best-of-seven series. The doctors didn't want me to play, I told them I'd be fine. The Celtics defense isn't going anywhere.

Philadelphia watched a 22-point first-half lead dissipate, as the Celtics fed off the energy of their home crowd.

His first opportunity to do that will be in Saturday night's game three back home in the Wells Fargo Center. But yeah, I think it was self - inflicted from myself, personally from my own game. The Sixers face long odds after falling down 0-2 against the Celtics.

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