The 2002 East 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers head-to-head, and both teams battled 5 times. Out of the 5 game series of the 1st Round of the 2002 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics outdueled Philadelphia 76ers , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Philadelphia 76ers ’s 1 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Boston Celtics had an offensive rating of 97.9, defensive rating of 87.2, 20.0 free-throw attempts, and 18.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.444 percent clip as a team. Philadelphia 76ers had an offensive rating of 87.2, defensive rating of 97.9, 36.0 free-throw attempts, 13.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.154 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Boston Celtics finished the game with a record of 94 , and Philadelphia 76ers recorded Boston Celtics possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers’s based on the advanced stats, Boston Celtics had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.487 percent, Boston Celtics had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 16.0 vs 19.1.
The most impactful players on each team in the Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup of the 2002 East 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Paul Pierce and Matt Harpring based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Paul Pierce for the Boston Celtics in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 25.0 and made 10.0 , 3.0 offensive rebounds 8.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.182. While Matt Harpring put up 14.0 and made 8.0, 4.0 offensive rebounds, 4.0 defensive rebounds, 1.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.152.