Sports Roundup – Basketball

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NBA fever hits London town

By Sonia RANDEV

This month saw the NBA hit the O2 arena in spectacular fashion as the Boston Celtics faced the Philadelphia 76ers in front of a packed out venue attracting a host of celebrities and sports stars from around the globe.

An annual event that sits as a firm favorite with fans and now in its eighth NBA season in London did not fail to disappoint.

The 76ers were ahead with a points lead of 49-27, prompting Celtics to come back fighting. Jaylen Brown hit 21 points, Marcus Morris with 19 and former NBA Rookie of the year and NBA Champion with the Cavaliers Kyrie Irving added 20 to the tally.

Australian born Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and JJ Redick all added to the 76ers score card but as the game heated up going into the final quarter the Celtics emerged victorious ending the game with a final score of 114-103.

Photo Credit:NBA UK and Getty Images

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