Celtics Use a Big 4th Quarter Surge to Defeat Philadelphia 117-99

The Boston Celtics used a 23-8 run in the 4th quarter Tuesday night to pull away from the Philadelphia 76ers for their 9th consecutive win. 

Boston now sits at 27-3 at home this season, and their current 9-game winning streak is a season-long.

The C's concluded their season series against the Sixers with a 3-1 record and moved to 46-12 overall following the victory.
Boston's big 3 was tremendous tonight, as Jaylen Brown (31 points, 6 rebounds, 11/14 FG), Jayson Tatum (29 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists), and Kristaps Porzingis (23 points, 12 rebounds) all had outstanding games. 

Despite shooting just 5/22 from 3-point range, the Celtics made up for it on the interior, outscoring Philadelphia 64-42 in the paint. Boston also had a fantastic night from the free throw line, knocking down 34/37 from the charity stripe. 

This type of win is an outlier for the Celtics this season, as it was their first win of the year where they made fewer than 11 triples. Boston's current win streak of 9 matches the longest win streak by any team in the league this year, as they'll look to become the 1st team to reach 10 consecutive victories Friday night against Dallas.

On a night where the top 3 in the East all played, Boston's victory keeps them 7.5 games ahead of the Cavaliers, who came out on top thanks to a 60-foot game-winner by Max Strus against the Mavs. 

The Celtics next game will be Friday night at home against Dallas. Go Celtics!