With 1:44 left in the fourth quarter and the Celtics up 18, Al Horford, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum checked out of the game. It wasn’t the Big 3 Brad Stevens envisioned when the season began, but it’s the crew that got the job done anyway.
The Celtics have battled injury all season long. First Gordon Hayward. Then Kyrie Irving, Daniel Theis and Marcus Smart. They found a way to win ball games all season long. Game 1 against the 76ers was no different.