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NBA: Celtics Take A Commanding 3-0 Lead Over Sixers

Orlando, Florida - The Boston Celtics are just one game away from advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs after a sound victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 102-94.

Kemba Walker was the highest-scorer for the Celtics as he provided with 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists while Jaylen Brown followed throught with 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Jayson Tatum had a tough night shooting 6-of-19 to finish only with 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks. Marcus Smart was inserted to the starting roster after Gordon Hayward suffered an ankle sprain and he had 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

On the other side of the fence, Joel Embiid led all scorers with 30 points along with 13 rebounds, Help came from Josh Richardson and Shake Milton providing 17 points each while Tobias Harris had a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

The Boston Celtics have a chance to pull out a first round sweep and take a long rest before the second round in Game 4 this August 23.

The Scores:

Celtics (102) - Walker 24, Brown 21, Tatum 15, Smart 4, Theis 8, Williams 7, Kanter 6, Wanamaker 5, Langford 2, Ojeleye 0.

Sixers (94) - Embiid 30, Milton 17, Richardson 17, Harris 15, Burks 9, Horford 6, Kormaz 0, Thybulle 0, Scott 0.

Quarterscores: 26-24, 51-49, 76-72, 102-94.

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