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Game 1: Sixers at Celtics Game Thread

Jahlil Okafor makes his NBA debut against the rival (?) Boston Celtics.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

It's a battle of rebuilding Atlantic Division franchises employing completely opposite strategies. Which will ultimately prevail... this evening?

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October 16th, 2015
TD Garden
7:30 pm.
CSN Philly
Isaiah Canaan PG Marcus Smart
JaKarr Sampson SG Avery Bradley
Hollis Thompson SF Jae Crowder
Nerlens Noel PF David Lee
Jahlil Okafor C Tyler Zeller
In 63 preseason minutes spanning five games, Christian Wood has compiled 31 points and 24 rebounds on 13-for-29 from the field.
This will be the 433rd matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics. Boston leads the all-time series 248-184.
8: The number of combined first round picks the Sixers and Celtics could own in 2016, depending on various pick protections.
Jason Phillips
Eric Lewis

Dedric Taylor

Some important notes:

  • Nik Stauskas hopes to play tonight. He said at shoot around he "feels like a million bucks."
  • In addition to Jahlil Okafor, Richaun Holmes, T.J. McConnell, Christian Wood will also make their NBA debuts should they see playing time.
  • The Celtics front court depth, full of varying types of big men should prove an interesting test against the Sixers' Noel-Okafor frontline combo.

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