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Boston kicks off playoffs against Philadelphia

August 16, 2020 GMT

Philadelphia 76ers (43-30, sixth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Boston Celtics (48-24, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Monday, 6:30 p.m. EDT

LINE: Celtics -5.5; over/under is 219.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Boston and Philadelphia meet to begin series

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Celtics face the Philadelphia 76ers to open the Eastern Conference first round.

The Celtics are 9-6 against Atlantic Division opponents. Boston has a 47-16 record when scoring more than 100 points.

The 76ers are 28-18 in Eastern Conference play. Philadelphia is 39-17 when scoring at least 100 points.

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TOP PERFORMERS:

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: , averaging 76ers: , averaging INJURIES: Celtics: Daniel Theis: day to day (foot), Jayson Tatum: day to day (ankle), Jaylen Brown: day to day (ankle), Romeo Langford: day to day (wrist), Kemba Walker: day to day (knee).

76ers: Glenn Robinson III: day to day (hip), Ben Simmons: out for season (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.