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 102.2, defensive rating of 93.4, 23.0 free-throw attempts, and 19.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.368 percent clip as a team. Philadelphia 76ers had an offensive rating of 93.4, defensive rating of 102.2, 20.0 free-throw attempts, 15.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.267 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Boston Celtics finished the game with a record of 91 , 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 0.507 percent, Philadelphia 76ers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 14.3 vs 16.5 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup of the 2002 East 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Tony Battie and Derrick Coleman based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Tony Battie for the Boston Celtics in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 5.0 and made 5.0 , 0.0 offensive rebounds 6.0 defensive rebounds, 1.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.171. While Derrick Coleman put up 10.0 and made 6.0, 4.0 offensive rebounds, 9.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.175.