NBA regular-season opening victory for the Celtics over the 76ers (126–117).

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum both score 35 points in the victory.

Grant Williams finished with 15 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 16.

The defending Eastern Conference champions awarded interim coach Joe Mazzulla a victory in his first game.

Following Ime Udoka's suspension, Mazzulla has been given the responsibility of guiding the group.

Udoka was given a season-long suspension following an inquiry by a law firm that discovered he had broken several team rules.

Mazzulla successfully steered the Celtics squad was very similar to the one that made an unexpected run to the NBA finals the previous season.

With eight minutes left, Boston took the lead, 110-97, and never looked back.

With Harden entering his first full season in Philadelphia, the 76ers hope to compete with the best groups in the Eastern Conference.

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