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Celtics fall to 76ers, 97-85, in preseason action

  • Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) and Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk vie for a loose ball in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) and Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk vie for a loose ball in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) and Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk vie for a loose ball in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) and Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk vie for a loose ball in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to score against Boston Celtics forwards Jared Sullinger (7) and Gerald Wallace (45) in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to score against Boston Celtics forwards Jared Sullinger (7) and Gerald Wallace (45) in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to score against Boston Celtics forwards Jared Sullinger (7) and Gerald Wallace (45) in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to score against Boston Celtics forwards Jared Sullinger (7) and Gerald Wallace (45) in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace (45) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner (12) in the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace (45) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner (12) in the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace (45) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner (12) in the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace (45) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner (12) in the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) and Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk vie for a loose ball in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
  • Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) and Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk vie for a loose ball in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
  • Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to score against Boston Celtics forwards Jared Sullinger (7) and Gerald Wallace (45) in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
  • Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to score against Boston Celtics forwards Jared Sullinger (7) and Gerald Wallace (45) in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
  • Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace (45) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner (12) in the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
  • Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace (45) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner (12) in the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct 11, 2013, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Celtics still winless

Thaddeus Young had 20 points and five rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 97-85 preseason victory over the Boston Celtics last night.

Jared Sullinger had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who dropped to 0-3 in the first preseason of Coach Brad Stevens.

The Celtics, who trailed by 18 at halftime, got within 84-79 on a 3-pointer by Gerald Wallace with 5:30 to play but never got closer.

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