Marcus Smart Ejected, Aron Baynes Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle

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Marcus Smart

Using the Celtics, Raptors and Bucks as its measuring stick, Philadelphia has revamped its personnel numerous times throughout the 2018-19 campaign.

Boston Celtics forward Aron Baynes sprained his left ankle in the first half of Wednesday's 118-115 loss at Philadelphia and did not return. Not to mention, he had a crucial block on Kyrie Irving in the final moments of the game that helped Philly secure their first victory of the season against the Celtics.

In a previous interview, Rozier hit on Embiid by calling the Cameroonian "lame".

The two teams have traded words both on the court and off since last year's playoff series, which the Celtics won in five games.

Embiid poured in 37 points, a career-high 22 rebounds, going 20-of-21 at the free throw line and with plenty of pre-game talk surrounding the matchup with Al Horford, Embiid was a man on a mission, sending a message ahead of the playoffs. The game was decided by a late-game perimeter shot by Jimmy Butler who finished with 22 points.

The Celtics, meanwhile, were led by Kyrie Irving who had 36 points. They've traded away all of their assets for two expiring contracts (Butler, Harris) with the confidence that they have more than a legitimate shot at winning the east and competing for an National Basketball Association title.

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