|Date of game: 12/15/2014
Recap: Philadelphia vs. Boston
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points as the Boston Celtics hammered the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, 105-87, on Monday.
Olynyk shot 12-of-17 from the field and was a plus-29 off Boston's bench, which outscored the Sixers' reserves, 61-31.
"The bench has great energy. The bench has great spirit. The bench is a great group of guys," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.
Avery Bradley added 15 points while Brandon Bass and Jeff Green each finished with 14 for the Celtics, who scored 32 points off 23 turnovers en route to snapping a three-game skid.
The Sixers remained winless at home (0-13) and have dropped four straight since picking up their second win at Detroit. Nerlens Noel poured in a career- best 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a losing cause.
"Nerlens was the shining light. This was his best offensive game," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said.
The hosts actually scored 11 of the game's first 13 points, but the Celtics quickly erased the deficit behind the sharp shooting of Olynyk, who netted 14 points in the opening quarter and made three 3-pointers in the final 2:08.
Olynyk's triple just before the buzzer gave Boston a 30-25 lead, which grew to as many as 19 in the second quarter. Philadelphia's 15th turnover of the half led to a Rajon Rondo fastbreak layup in the closing seconds, and the Celtics were in front by a healthy 57-38 margin at the break.
The closest the Sixers got in the second half was a dozen.
Olynyk scored on back-to-back possessions to spark a 10-0 run that extended Boston's lead to 79-56, and it was a 24-point game, 88-64, heading into the fourth.Game Notes
The Sixers have committed at least 17 turnovers in seven straight games ...
The Celtics announced before the game guard Marcus Thornton is expected to
miss two weeks with a partial tear in his left calf ... Boston had dropped
four in a row on the road ... Turkish forward Furkan Aldemir, who Philadelphia
signed on Monday, made his NBA debut and scored two points in 9:32 off the