NBA Basketball

Celtics surge by 76ers for first win

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 21 points, Al Horford had 15 and the Boston Celtics won for the first time since losing Gordon Hayward, 102-92 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

The Celtics lost their first two games after Hayward went down in the opener with a mangled ankle that may cost him the season. Horford and Irving took over down the stretch to quiet a raucous 76ers' crowd in the home opener.

Jayson Tatum scored 15 points and had Terry Rozier III had 14 to keep the Celtics afloat with a makeshift lineup. Boston snapped a tie game with an 11-4 run late in the fourth that steadied a franchise still reeling from Hayward's injury.

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1 D. Jordan, LAC24.0
2 H. Whiteside, Mia22.0
3 A. Davis, NO18.0
4 M. Gortat, Was17.0
5 L. James, Cle16.0
6t D. Howard, Cha15.0
6t J. Valanciunas, Tor15.0
8 M. Turner, Ind14.0
9t G. Antetokounmpo, Mil13.0
9t A. Drummond, Det13.0
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2t K. Durant, GS4.00
2t J. Henson, Mil4.00
2t M. Turner, Ind4.00
5t S. Adams, OKC3.00
5t W. Cauley-Stein, Sac3.00
5t D. Dedmon, Atl3.00
5t M. Gasol, Mem3.00
5t P. Gasol, SA3.00
5t M. Gortat, Was3.00
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