The timeless rivalry between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics is renewed this evening in a matchup for the ages. Well, not exactly. The Sixers are 14-31 on the season while the Celtics are 15-32. But that doesn't take anything away from the rivalry, says head coach Brett Brown. Right.
From Sixers' television reporter Molly Sullivan earlier in the day:
"The rebuild doesn't water down one thing (in this rivalry)..." - Brett Brown on facing the Celtics tonight
— Molly Sullivan (@MollyESullivan) January 29, 2014
We don't have to sugar coat this game being anything remotely resembling the rivalry in its glory days. Let's be honest, fans of both teams are probably hoping for a loss.
But the game is a homecoming of sorts for both Brett Brown and MCW, the latter of which has been struggling more than we've come to expect out of him over the past few games:
Carter-Williams hopes to improve on those numbers when he takes the court against the Celtics for Wednesday night’s homecoming, but his coach has another message for his floor general.
“Have a blast,” Brown said. “Be so proud of your accomplishments and go back there and enjoy the experience of playing where you grew up and now being a starting NBA point guard. I want him to enjoy this experience.”