Sixers Notebook & Christmas Day Preview vs Celtics

Boston MA: The Bright lights of NBA on Christmas Day will take center stage and your Philadelphia 76ers will take part as they take on the Boston Celtics in a Playoff rematch from the TD Garden in Boston. The Sixers come into the game with a record of (22-12) and off a win over Toronto on December 22 while the Celtics are (19-13) and off a win over the Hornets on December 23.

This will be the second year in the row the Sixers will be playing on Christmas Day as they defeated the Knicks last year at Madison Square Garden. The Sixers are 17-13 all-time on Christmas Day.  Sixers last battle with the Celtics on Christmas Day was in 1961 when the Sixers were called the Syracuse Nationals.

The Game will be on ABC at 5:30 PM with Mark Jones, Hubie Brown and Israel Gutierrez calling the action. ESPN Radio will also broadcast the game nationally with Sean Kelley & Kara Lawson. Locally if you don’t want to hear the ABC Announcers, you can turn on 97.5 The Fanatic and hear Sixers radio announcer Tom McGinnis calling the action.

From NBA Communications on Sixers vs Celtics Christmas Day:
NBA PR Sixers Celtics Christmas

Game Notes:
Sixers looking for payback from losing to the Celtics on Opening night 105-87

The Sixers last win against the Celtics in Boston was on January 18,2018 as the Sixers won 89-80.

Celtics will not have Aron Baynes today due to left-hand injury.

At the 1:30 PM Injury report It has Sixers Wilson Chandler as Questionable for today with a Left quad contusion.

Update: He will play

Projected Sixers Starting lineup on Christmas Day :
Joel Embiid
Ben Simmons
Jimmy Butler
JJ Redick
Mike Muscala

Other information:

before the Sixers played the Toronto Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center on December 22, Sixers GM Elton Brand would speak about a couple topics

Markelle Fultz is with the Team in Boston

The NBA Would announce that All-Star Game Fan Voting has started

After the Sixers get done playing the Celtics, they will stay on the road with the following:
Tue. Dec. 27 at Utah at 10:30 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia & TNT
Sun. Dec. 30 at Portland at 9PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Tue. Jan. 1 at L.A. Clippers at 10:30 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia +
Wed. Jan. 2 at Phoenix at 9PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Sixers won’t return to the Wells Fargo Center on January 5 when they take on Dallas at 7:30 PM

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