BOSTON (AP) Jayson Tatum scored 26 points with a career-high 16 rebounds on Wednesday night, shaking off a hard fourth-quarter fall to lead to lead the Boston Celtics to an 88-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Tatum scored 11 points in the fourth, and Robert Williams III blocked Georges Niang's shot at the buzzer to give the Celtics the victory in their first game this season against their longtime Eastern Conference rivals and former coach Doc Rivers. Joel Embiid had 18 rebounds for Philadelphia, adding 13 points on 3-for-17 shooting.
Robert Williams III (Boston Celtics) with a block vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 12/01/2021
The Boston Celtics could be back at full strength Wednesday night when the Philadelphia 76ers come to town for a matchup between hopeful Eastern Conference contenders. Boston played without guard Dennis Schroder and center Robert Williams III in its 109-97 win at Toronto on Sunday. Schroder was sidelined with a right ankle sprain while Williams sat out with a non-COVID-19 illness.
Celtics big man Robert Williams joined our Chris Forsberg for an exclusive 1-on-1 interview to discuss why he was eager to re-sign with Boston, his favorite Thanksgiving foods and much more.
Robert Williams III (Boston Celtics) with an alley oop vs the Houston Rockets, 11/22/2021