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Celtics surge by 76ers for first win

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 21 points, Al Horford had 15 and the Boston Celtics won for the first time since losing Gordon Hayward, 102-92 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

The Celtics lost their first two games after Hayward went down in the opener with a mangled ankle that may cost him the season. Horford and Irving took over down the stretch to quiet a raucous 76ers' crowd in the home opener.

Jayson Tatum scored 15 points and had Terry Rozier III had 14 to keep the Celtics afloat with a makeshift lineup. Boston snapped a tie game with an 11-4 run late in the fourth that steadied a franchise still reeling from Hayward's injury.

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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 R. Westbrook, OKC16.0
2 D. Green, GS13.0
3 D. Collison, Ind11.0
4t R. Rubio, Uta10.0
4t D. Smith Jr., Dal10.0
6 J. Harden, Hou9.5
7t L. James, Cle9.0
7t K. Lowry, Tor9.0
7t E. Payton, Orl9.0
10t R. Jackson, Det8.0
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 S. Adams, OKC5.00
2t D. Brooks, Mem4.00
2t S. Johnson, Det4.00
2t V. Oladipo, Ind4.00
2t G. Temple, Sac4.00
6t K. Irving, Bos3.00
6t T. Rozier, Bos3.00
6t G. Antetokounmpo, Mil3.00
6t R. Baker, NY3.00
6t B. Beal, Was3.00
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