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PHILADELPHIA -- As the tension of the game goes up, Isaiah Thomas calms down. Kevin Byard Youth Jersey .Thomas scored 12 straight Celtics points late in the fourth quarter and tied his season high with 37 points to lead Boston to a 107-106 victory over the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.Avery Bradley added 20 points for Boston, which won its ninth straight game against the 76ers.I just love the fourth quarter, Thomas said. Some guys get a little tight, a little timid. I embrace it. I want to be great. I want to be somebody my teammates can call on when the game is close.The Celtics certainly know they can go to Thomas, who at 5-foot-9 can be described as a little big man. He entered ninth in the NBA in scoring (25.7 ppg) and now has five games of 30 or more points.Were a little bit like, `Thats Isaiah, Boston coach Brad Stevens said. But he has a special ability to score the ball. My advice to anybody is buy League Pass and watch him as much as he can because hes a fun guy to watch.Rookie Dario Saric tied his career high with 21 points while adding 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, which dressed just 10 players. The 76ers lost their sixth straight.Joel Embiid, who leads the 76ers in scoring (18.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 rpg), missed his seventh game as part of the teams rehab plan to not play him on consecutive nights after sitting out the last two seasons with a foot injury.Thomas scored six straight points to make it 98-91 with 3:05 left. The 76ers scored seven of the next nine to pull within 100-98 with just over a minute left. Thomas driving attempt was blocked by Jahlil Okafor and then Saric tied it at 100 with 34 seconds left on a layup that just beat the shot clock.After a timeout, Thomas blew by two defenders for an easy layup that put the Celtics up 102-100 with 30.2 seconds left.Thats what you see with All-Star point guards, Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. Hes hard to guard.Hollis Thompson missed on a drive on Philadelphias ensuing possession. The Celtics got the rebound and Bradley made one of two free throws with 16 seconds left for a 103-100 lead. Sarics tying 3-point attempt fell short and Marcus Smart made a pair of free throws on the other end.PHILLYS FAST STARTThe 76ers led by as many as 11 points in the opening half before taking a 53-45 lead into the break. The key was 3-point shooting. Philadelphia was 9 for 18 from the arc in the opening 24 minutes while the Celtics were 3 for 11.SARICS SURGESaric had his best game as a member of the 76ers, who acquired him after Orlando selected him 12th in the 2014 draft. He played the last two seasons overseas.He was a man down there tonight, Brown said. Youd walk away and say thats a hell of a player for playing 20 games in the NBA.Saric provided the highlight of the night when he sent Bostons Jonas Jerebko tumbling to the floor with a behind-the-back dribble before pulling up and draining an 18-footer.NOT CONNECTINGThe Celtics entered fifth in the league in both 3-pointers made (11.3) and attempts (31.1) per game. But they struggled from the outside against the 76ers, finishing 8 for 26.TIP-INSCeltics: This was the first of four meetings between the teams. Boston will host the next two games, on Jan. 6 and Feb. 15, before returning to Philadelphia on March 19. ... Thomas career high is 38.76ers: Philadelphia wore throwback jerseys from 1966-67 in honor of the 76ers NBA champions from that season. Billy Cunningham, a player on that team who later coached the 76ers to the 1983 NBA title, rang the replica Liberty Bell during pregame festivities. And many members of the team were recognized in a halftime ceremony.UP NEXTCeltics: Look to end a four-game losing streak to the Rockets when they visit Houston on Monday night.76ers: Cap a four-game homestand by hosting Denver on Monday night. Jurrell Casey Jersey . -- Yogi Ferrell orchestrates pretty much everything in Indianas offence. Steve McNair Youth Jersey . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. http://www.authentictitanspro.com/Curley-culp-titans-jersey/ The Art of VictoryWe asked 10 Chicago artists to come up with commemorative posters inspired by the Cubs run to their first World Series title since 1908.The Art of VictoryWe asked 10 Chicago artists to come up with commemorative posters inspired by the Cubs? first World Series appearance in 71 years.Chuck Anderson?I?ve been a Cubs fan my whole life. I grew up around Cubs fans, collected Ryne Sandberg cards as a kid, have some very fond memories going to Ron Santos old restaurant, and I still recite lines from ?Rookie of the Year? on a regular basis ... I?m a Cubs fan, a Chicago fan, and try to be a champion for all things creative and positive in this city. The images in this collage were taken the morning after the Cubs won Game 6 of the NLCS. I felt like I was standing on holy ground.?Go to the Artists WebsiteZack Anderson?I grew up in Berwyn, Illinois, during the ?90s when the Bulls were dominating and it was a point of pride to say you were from Chicago. When your team is doing well, it acts like a cultural glue. Our neighbors would have cookouts, play sports, and just hang out on a regular basis. I felt a deeper sense of community back then, and our teams? success reinforced that.? Go to the Artists WebsiteBilly Baumann of Delicious Design League?For this poster I was most inspired by the Cubs? programs from the 1950s, which are great. Even though I?m not a Cubs fan -- I moved from St. Louis so I?m actually a Cardinals fan -- you have to respect their fans and their tradition of never losing faith in the club.?Go to the Artists WebsiteIan Dickens?Having just relocated from Boston, I can definitely relate to a team that?s experienced its own historic World Series drought ... I?m fascinated by the idea of the Cubs as a cursed organization. The lore that surrounds the Curse of the Billy Goat is absolutely bonkers.?Go to the Artists WebsiteMike Dornseif?The Cubs have completely consumed the city and suburrbs. Derrick Henry Youth Jersey. Loyalists and bandwagoners are all over the place flying those damn W?s. I grew up a White Sox fan, but you can?t deny how good this team is.?Go to the Artists WebsiteRyan Duggan?I?ve lived in Chicago for 15 years and northern Illinois my entire life. Chicago is a vibrant and beautiful city with a history full of characters. I think we get a rough reputation in the news, so I wanted to portray the city as I see it.?Go to the Artists WebsiteChristopher Gray of Half Hazard Press?The concept behind this artwork was to capture the feeling of possibility and excitement you can feel as a fan. It?s almost childlike, the excitement of being a part of something bigger that everyone believes in wholeheartedly. Theres a literal sense of awe when you visit Wrigley for the first time and you can feel the history in the place.?Go to the Artists WebsiteElias Stein?My grandfather was a Cubs fan, so it has always been in the family. I got hooked on the team when I was 10 years old. Summer of ?98. Sammy Sosa hit 66 home runs and the Cubs won the wild card. More than anything, being a Cubs fan has taught me patience. No matter what happens, there?s always going to be a next year.?Go to the Artists WebsiteDan Streeting?[My wife] Jessica and I spent a summer living a couple blocks from Wrigley Field. It?s great to see such a historic stadium nestled right in the heart of the community, symbolized by the iconic rooftop seating that surrounds the stadium, as if the architecture itself is leaning towards the field, showing its support.?Go to the Artists WebsiteJustin Van Genderen ?You try not to get too excited, but in the end you just can?t help yourself from rooting for them. You just want so badly for the North Siders to finally have their day.?Go to the Artists Website ' ' ' 
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