Instant observations: Sixers dominate Celtics with excellent defensive showing
January 14, 2022
The Sixers dominated the Celtics in the first quarter and never looked back, playing frontrunner for most of the evening in a 111-99 ass-whooping of their hated rivals that wasn't as close as the final score suggests.
Here's what I saw.
• The Sixers have not exactly been an offensive juggernaut since starting the season absolutely on fire there, but some of those issues are due to a lack of decisiveness, rather than a complete failure of system and personnel. Open shots are being created a lot of the time, and the Sixers are wasting those chances.
One of the most refreshing things in Friday night's win was their willingness to simply get clean looks up. It's an area where Tobias Harris actually deserves credit recently, his …
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